During the Up to Us competition, students build crucial skills in leadership, strategy development, and community engagement, and the experience serves as an impressive resume builder. And in case that’s not enough, the competition offers teams the opportunity to take advantage of prizes and benefits, including:
$10,000 will be awarded to the winning team in addition to cash prizes awarded to top-performing runner-up teams.
Fall: Team Leaders will be brought to the 2016 Net Impact Conference, the leading forum for students and professionals who want to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. Travel, lodging, and conference fees will be covered.
Winter: Team Leaders will be brought to the Net Impact Headquarters in Oakland, CA for live training. Travel, lodging, and conference fees will be covered.
Public Recognition at CGI U 2017
The core members of the winning team will be invited to attend the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, where their achievement will be formally announced and recognized on stage. Representatives of the top 20 performing teams will also attend CGI U.
Travel, food, lodging, and conference fees will be covered.
Trip to Washington, D.C.
A select group of top-performing students will be invited to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with policy organizations, civic groups, and leaders from across the political spectrum to discuss millennials’ stake in fiscal issues, and attend the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2017 Fiscal Summit.
Summer Internship at Net Impact
Students on teams that participate in the Up to Us fall competition will be eligible to apply for a paid internship at Net Impact during the summer of 2017. The internship includes a stipend for lodging.