Miami, June 14, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus’ Up to Us team was honored with the Most Social Media Engagement Award during its recent campus-based competition that focuses on developing fiscal thinkers to advocate for changes in their communities. Up to Us is a national, non-partisan initiative focused on building a sustainable economic and fiscal future for America’s next generation.
Through Up to Us, colleges and universities across the country are engaged through campaigns that highlight the importance of addressing the national debt and other fiscal issues for America’s future generations.
Since 2018, MDC has partnered with Up to Us to provide emerging leaders a platform for facilitating a collaborative dialogue on the country’s most vexing challenges. MDC’s dedicated student leaders have engaged their peers on the issue of the national debt and sustainable fiscal policies through dialogues with economics faculty members, activities such as producing game shows around fiscal policy, and through partnerships with MDC student organizations.
Due to their engaging digital events, activities, virtual advocacy work, and social media campaigns, the Wolfson Campus team received the award after competing against more than 60 colleges nationwide. The team’s Instagram account garnered more than 240 followers with educational content about the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook. The partnership between Up to Us and MDC continues to empower and give voice to students as they unearth their purpose, reject partisan divides, and address the country’s most pressing fiscal and civic issues.
About Up to Us
Up to Us is a non-partisan movement of a generation, for a generation that lets policymakers know that young Americans are committed to addressing the nation’s fiscal challenges. Since 2012, Up to Us has created a groundswell of student leaders who’ve engaged and empowered more than 470,000 of their peers towards a more prosperous fiscal future. Created in partnership with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) and Net Impact, Up to Us provides the opportunity for students to build a movement to raise awareness and engagement on America’s fiscal challenges, and hosts an annual competition that takes place on college campuses nationwide. For more information, visit https://www.itsuptous.org/