Emerging Leaders: Crowdsource Ideas to Help Youth in Baltimore

Date: March 22, 2017

Consider this: Every 26 seconds a student in the U.S. drops out of high school. That’s 1.2 million a year. Kids without a high school diploma are ineligible for 90% of the jobs in our country, and earn significantly less, have more health issues, and are more likely to become incarcerated than their graduating peers.

There are stories behind these numbers—stories of the thousands of kids struggling in our communities to do well and stay in school.  This silent epidemic is too loud to ignore. Let’s put our heads together and discuss ways we can help fix this problem together.

How can young leaders support students, their families and school staff in high-need areas so that kids get to school on time, stay in school and do better in school?

United Way of Central Maryland’s has launched a new crowdsource campaign in partnership with IdeaScale and United Way Worldwide so you can submit ideas, vote and shape this discussion around solving this issue. With crowdsourcing, we can dissolve boundaries and mobilize more like-minded young leaders around a solution.

Your ideas and participation will not go unnoticed. Submit an idea today, and you will be eligible to receive one or more of the following:

  • Strategy Session with United Way President and CEO Franklyn Baker to get your idea started
  • Lunch meeting with Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises to develop a strategic solution
  • Recognition from the United Way Executive Team on LinkedIn and on our blog to build public awareness on the project
  • Free pass to Labs at Light City Conference
  • Free ticket to ELU’s Young Professionals Conference

United, we can do more in the community, and help more students who are fighting against the odds to stay in school and graduate.

No one can create change alone. That’s why we need you to create an account and submit your ideas to help youth in Baltimore.

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