At the ALL IN Challenge, we believe higher education should play a role in developing an active and informed citizenry by educating students, motivating them to engage in American democracy, and instilling the value of lifelong participation. Through an intentionally designed program — which provides incentive, structure, and accountability — this national, nonpartisan initiative inspires, supports, and celebrates colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation.
“Among the many things colleges and universities do, perhaps the most important is preparing our students to take their places as thoughtful, informed, questioning participants in our democracy. What the ALL IN Challenge will do is help ensure civic engagement is a meaningful and permanent part of our campus culture.”
“The ALL IN Challenge gave us a reason to coordinate around campus, to think more deliberately about the many voting-related programs and activities, and develop an integrated plan.”
“Being part of the ALL IN Challenge motivated us to become more strategic in our civic engagement efforts and include more people from across the campus in a team that now meets regularly to support and promote civic engagement activities at UMSL.”
“Working on the challenge has encouraged us to collaborate more closely with peers on campus to encourage voter registration and turnout out, as well as voter education. I appreciate that push.”
“By joining the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, we are encouraging our students to use their voices in the electoral process. But even more, we hope that during their years in college, they will cultivate a practice of being engaged in their communities and beyond, so that once they graduate they will be lifelong responsible citizens.”
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