Meet the Top 24 under 24 Youth Changemakers, young people who are changing America for the better through what might seem like an unlikely route for someone so young: deep engagement in policymaking and governance in their communities and states.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of college students descend upon America’s largest cities, thrilled at the opportunity to intern at prestigious firms and renowned nonprofits. These opportunities are so compelling, many of these students are willing to work for no pay. But are these unpaid positions worth the opportunities they provide?
North Carolina – and specifically, Mecklenburg County – are among the areas facing unemployment, poverty and low graduation rates that stifle opportunities for young adults, Opportunity Nation representatives said Tuesday at a forum hosted by the Foundation for the Carolinas.