Real-world Issues

2015 Real World Issues Top Ten

We are excited to reveal the Top 10 Real World Issues chosen by the Elevate 2015 staff for you to vote on. Please Choose the TOP 5 Issues you hope we will work on while at Elevate. We chose these issues because we believe each one of them is Meaningful, Collaborative and local. We hope you will vote with these values in mind.

What is a meaningful issue?

A “meaningful issue” is one that affects a significant portion of your local community from the inside out, addressing the causes of the problem instead of the effects.

What does it mean for your project to be collaborative?

A collaborative project will seek to work with local community members and organizations in order to address the issue. This will help you think beyond your own ideas and provide you with a stronger foundation for resolving the community issue.

What does it mean for your issue to be local?

By addressing issues in your community first, it is possible for you to create a ripple effect that can grow to a much larger scale. Focusing on an issue in your local community allows you to address the core problem—the cause—rather than the perceived problem (the effect). Because Elevate is geared toward actual, practical implementation of leadership, we want you to follow through on your project plan. Focusing on local issues allows you to work on it while you are home and see it through to completion.

1. First and Last Name

2. Please select the your top five out of the ten listed

Empowering the Poorest 1% in Atlanta, Georgia
Raising Awareness for Sex Trafficking in Dallas, Texas
Promoting Change through Healthy Eating in Lakeland, Florida
Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders in Singapore
Connecting Kids with Positive Role Models in Durham, North Carolina
Recycling for the Innovation of Environmentally Friendly Products in Maringa, Brazil
Addressing Drought in Newark, California
Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in Beverly, Massachusetts
Alleviating Child Poverty in Macon, Georgia
Promoting Healthy Living through Outdoor Education in Stony Brook, New York