This event, coordinated by students, staff and faculty from Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College, will provide opportunities for students across the Northeast region to participate in a Student Policy Summit, hear expert perspectives on social outcomes of economic inequality from multiple disciplines, and network with their peers.
Summit participants will learn and deliberate about social mobility - how children, adolescents, and young adults can get on track to access economic independence and whether interventions during childhood can influence outcomes in adulthood. Participants will ask “what if” questions about factors that promote or impede success at different life stages and will also examine the economic value of graduating high school and pursuing higher education.
Participants will consider strategies, listen to the positions of others, and build a deeper understanding of issues related to social mobility with the ultimate goal of producing a collective action plan, and will be given the opportunity to submit their policy recommendations to elected officials and/or institutions of higher education.
Institutions may register up to 20 students each. All undergraduate students must be registered with an advisor from their institution. Requests for additional students may be made by contacting the event coordinators. A registration fee of $80 per participant will be due before the event. Bulls will be mailed after registration.
Saturday, March 25th
9am-9:30 am Welcome
9:30am -10:15am Keynote Speaker
10:15am-11am Social Genome Model
1pm-2pm Lunch, break into working groups, ice breaker
2pm -5pm Working Groups/Develop Plan of Action
5pm-6pm Working Dinner
6pm Closing Speaker