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Students make CGIU commitments

Monday, March 2, 2015

Building wells in Africa, inspiring farmers in Nepal and inspiring students close to home — these are the goals of students who have made a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.

Fifteen students will attend the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University meeting March 6-8 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., to network, attend leadership workshops and receive mentorship from experts, celebrities and their peers on how to make their commitments reality.

In all, St. Cloud State students have made seven commitments to action either as individuals or through participation in student organizations.

The University has committed to supporting the students through by becoming a member of the CGI University Network. St. Cloud State is providing funds to help St. Cloud State students attend the CGI University meeting. This is the third year St. Cloud State has pledged support for students, and students are active on two projects previously developed for CGI University commitments.

Students in the Future Educator’s Club made a commitment to tutor at-risk students at Talahi Elementary School, where student performance is low and the poverty rate is high.

The tutoring efforts are under way.

Members of the Student Council of Exceptional Children Club committed to build an inclusive playground at Whitney Park and have already raised $850 of their $1,000 goal.

They are now working with Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit organization in California that assists communities in building inclusive playgrounds, to finalize details for the playground, said Kathy Johnson, CGI University faculty liasion for St. Cloud State University.

See more about the students participating in the the CGI University commitments. 

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