Civil Rights Trip

Working with the Dean of students and a faculty member, Jill Nguyen is using her Blueprint to coordinate the annual Civil Rights Trip for 10 students and uses this platform to educate students about current issues facing young people. Through site visits and weekly discussions, the group learns about young peoples involvement in the Civil Rights movement. After the trip, the 10 students are divided into smaller groups to learn about specific youth issues and raise awareness about them on their campus through activities and events. Finally, the group picks one specific issue to tackle, and develops an action plan to organize others through petitions and campaigning, with the ultimate goal of bringing students voice on the issue to elected officials.