2019 optiMize Campus Innovator Program Application
Build communities that create change through entrepreneurship!
optiMize, a social innovation group at the University of Michigan, is teaming up with students and staff at Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan University, to host the 3rd Annual optiMize Campus Innovator Program. We believe that if we enable and equip a team of innovators that work together to empower their peers, we can solve both local and global issues.
We’re looking for a team of college students who...
- Will be attending Eastern Michigan University or Washtenaw Community College in the Fall 2019 semester
- Are interested in learning how to facilitate problem solving and brainstorming exercises
- Want to inspire high school students in Washtenaw County
- Want to build communities that empower others to solve problems and create change
- Are excited about creating positive change in Washtenaw County and on their college campus
Students in the Campus Innovators Program will...
- Participate in two days of facilitator training and leadership development programming
- Serve as facilitators for groups of 5-10 area high school students at BOLD FUTURES - a program that empowers high school students to create and present solutions to challenges being faced by businesses and organizations in Washtenaw County
- Build relationships with peers at WCC, EMU, and UM, and have opportunities to get involved in optiMize's social innovation programming on their campus
Program Dates
Students that participate in this program must commit to being at all of these meetings and events:
Wednesday, August 14 from 4-- 8:30 pm: Welcome + Dinner
Thursday, August 15 from 4-8:30 pm: Facilitation Training Session + Dinner
Tuesday, August 20 from 8am-5pm: Full Day Bold Futures Event @ Washtenaw Community College

Upon completion of this program, students will receive a $300 stipend for their participation and the time they invested in creating a positive learning experience for student participants at Bold Futures!

To learn more about optiMize, check out optimizemi.org! To learn about previous participants in the Campus Innovator Program, check out this blog post: https://goo.gl/RDqiMD

Application Details
Applications are due by Wednesday, July 24 @ 5 pm.

We are looking for students that are at least 17 years old to participate in the Campus Innovator Program. If you are currently a WTMC student, we would love to have you join us as a participant in Bold Futures this year -- and in a few years, you can apply to the Campus Innovator Program.

We'll be looking through applications and sending out interview information by Monday, July 29 If you have any questions, please contact Katie Avila at avilak@umich.edu.

Interviews will take place between MONDAY, JULY 29 and FRIDAY, AUG 2 via Skype or phone call.

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