2 UNL MITs Collaborate for ‘Know Tomorrow’ Climate Change Event

10/05/15

Update! Check out the photo gallery below from Alexus and Jakayla’s event on campus at Tuskegee. It was a huge success! It’s so awesome to see our students taking the lead on big issues like climate change. Alexus, from UNL Atlanta, is in her first year as a first generation college student thanks to the Usher Raymond IV UNCF Scholarship. Jakayla is a senior from UNL Milwaukee on her way to becoming Dr. Dills. These girls are true leaders, using what they have been given to give back. This is the New Look effect!

 

 

 

 

Know_NewsletterAt Usher’s New Look, we believe in #YouthOverEverything. Our program is showing young people that no matter where you come from or how old you are, you have the power to make a difference. When voices collaborate, they are heard, and change is made. This is what it means to be #PoweredbyService. This is what UNL Atlanta’s Alexus Mitchell and UNL Milwaukee’s Jakayla Dills are doing as New Look Moguls in Training at their college, Tuskegee University. Alexus, the recent recipient of Usher’s 2015 UNCF Scholarship, just started her freshman year there. She’s studying marketing and communications. Jakayla is a Senior, who’s been focused on taking the MCAT and getting into medical school. With New Look in common, both young women are already known for bringing positive change to their communities through service and being at the forefront of forward-thinking ideas, so they decided to team up to represent their organization together by taking on one of the biggest issues of their generation: Climate Change.

On Friday, October 2, 2015, Alexus and Jakayla will be hosting an on-campus event in conjunction with Know Tomorrow, a student-led campaign to demand action on climate change. Know Tomorrow empowers youth to do these 3 things to impact the future of climate change:

  1. Know: We know the facts on climate change and will make informed decisions to shape a better tomorrow.
  2. Act: We will join together to push the movement on climate change forward and create the future we want.
  3. Amplify: We will synchronize our voices and use our unique power to spread the word.

Know Tomorrow has over 60 participating college campuses participating in their campaign, and thanks to Alexus and Jakayla, Tuskegee University will now be part of the movement. Jakayla told us,

“During the event, students and faculty will be participating in making a global climate change posters to voice their concerns and what we can do as university to contribute to making change! I have gotten approval and support from the Student Government Association, STEM majors and also the school deans, chemistry, environmental science, and biology professors and students. My professors have worked with me to get publicity through Tuskegee University’s CAENS Facebook Page as well! The school has provided me additional support with catering, music, snacks, and prizes! This will attract more faculty and students. The support for this event has gone beyond my expectations!!”

14 of the hottest years on record occurred in the last 16 years! Creating change is not as hard as it seems, so let’s take climate change seriously! Here’s what you can do.

  1. JOIN AN EXISTING EVENT If your school is listed below, you can click here to join an event.
  2. ADD YOUR VOICE If you’re out of college or your school is not listed, click here to join through social media
The flyer for Alexus & Jakayla's Tuskegee Know Tomorrow Event

The flyer for Alexus & Jakayla’s Tuskegee Know Tomorrow Event

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