WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the application deadline approaching, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged students to apply to attend a collegiate leadership summit in Dayton next month. “Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit” is a one-day program aimed at promoting civic engagement and connecting college students with resources on volunteer, internship, and career opportunities related to public service in Ohio. The deadline to apply is September 16. At this year’s summit, students will actively engage and network with organizations that are working to combat on issues that affect childhood poverty, including health and hunger, education, and housing security. Propel Ohio will take place on Friday, October 14 at the University of Dayton.
“Ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed is a cause that drives me each day in the Senate and I know that, as our state’s future leaders, young people have so much to contribute to the discussion,” Brown said. “This year’s Propel Ohio summit will highlight the commitment, compassion, and engagement of our students and connect them with resources they need to implement their ideas to fight childhood poverty and strengthen our communities.”
The summit will feature discussions with a number of business, community, and non-profit leaders in Ohio. The day will conclude with an internship and resource fair where students learn more about organizations and career opportunities in their communities.
Interested students should apply on Senator Brown’s website. Completed applications will be shared with the schools, who will select students to attend. Each of Ohio’s two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities is invited to appoint up to three undergraduate students to attend the program.
This year’s Propel Ohio was organized in partnership with the University of Dayton, Ohio Campus Compact, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, Ohio United Way, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus.