A movement driven by passionate millennials will be sweeping across the nation today because... it’s My Two Cents Day (#MTCD).
Over the past seven years, My Two Cents Day has become a day for students to engage hundreds of their peers to discuss our fiscal future (#OurFiscalFuture). MTCD is led by students, for students - the generation most affected by the national debt. These future leaders understand that they can have an impact on the economic prospects of our country and this is their day to inspire their peers and lead them to a brighter future.
While the challenges facing our nation are serious, today is all about creativity and fun. Over the course of the day, students will hold events to engage and empower their peers to stand with them in support of the Up to Us movement by attending an event, signing the pledge, or working alongside them to raise awareness. The events and activities that take place today will vary from campus to campus, but they will all have the same goal; to bring students together to have meaningful and collaborative discussions on how we can address the fiscal challenges of our nation.
MTCD is not only an inspiring day of action, it is also the official kick-off for the Up to Us Campus Competition. This campus competition empowers students to educate their peers on topics including the long-term national debt, how it could affect their economic opportunities, and what their generation can do to have a say in addressing fiscal challenges. Students have the unique opportunity to practice their leadership skills and gain new connections on campus and in their local communities - all for the purpose of securing a better future.
As we anxiously await the events taking place today, we thought it would be fun to look back at a few of the events from past MTCD’s:
Dominican Univeristy of California quizzed students with debt trivia.
Oakland Community College encouraged students to “help get the national debt back on target.”
Ohio Northern University tried to “smash the debt” with a fun piñata.
We wish everyone good luck today with their events. We know you will make us all proud. Are you inspired by this movement? You can get involved by signing the Up to Us pledge.