Students Fighting for Education Equality
CLOSED: Exciting opportunity for all high-school seniors!
XQSuperSchool has given GENup the amazing opportunity to search for and identify a few talented high-school seniors to potentially appear on live, national television with Lebron James. The Lebron James Family Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation will be presenting Graduate Together: America Honors the Class of 2020, on May 16th, live on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC.
All seniors interested in participating should email email@example.com with their submissions by April 30th, 11:59 pm!
A few criteria for submissions are as follows:
Submissions should be heartfelt and hopeful. They should answer the prompt:
If you could send a message to fellow grads across the country, what would you say? This is a chance to speak to seniors just like you. We are inviting graduating seniors to submit original messages (1–2 minutes in length) that capture your high school experience. How would you sum up this moment, and everything that led you here?
Horizontal or landscape orientation videos can be submitted directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videos should include a 10-15 second introduction of yourself on camera in addition to the 1- to 2-minute video.
When submitting, please include your contact information (Full Name, Email, Phone Number) AND anyone that appears in the content being submitted.
Please submit your school name and year as well.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Black Lives Matter.
GENup was horrified and deeply saddened to hear the news of George Floyd’s murder this week. We stand in solidarity with protestors and are calling for consequences for Officer Derek Chauvin and all officers who were complacent in his gross mistreatment of citizens during his career in the police force. We believe that the police system in America often unfairly criminalizes Black citizens and pledge to use our platform as an organization to continue to speak out against police brutality.
As an organization focused on addressing education inequity, we are also dedicated to being extremely conscious of our own privilege and recognizing and addressing the role of systematic racism and anti-blackness in education systems. We believe we can do better in addressing anti-blackness within our own organization and communities, and will commit to making a conscious effort to build a diverse and inclusive organization, representative of the large and diverse student populace of california.
We are encouraging all of you to participate in this movement against police brutality and widespread anti-blackness by listening to the voices of people directly affected by this issue and donating to causes such as George Floyd’s Memorial Fund, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, or other charities directly associated with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
We are also calling on all of you to avoid resharing images of protestors that could result in them being targeted and graphic images that could deeply affect your followers as you may be spreading awareness on social media.
We also believe that activism through social media should unequivocally be organized by real-world action, and encourage all of you to donate and seek out ways to address the underlying causes of police brutality in our country.
George Floyd’s brutal killing offers a moment of deep reflection for all student activists, student organizers, and student leaders about the importance of continuing to fight for and organize for racial equality - and the need to consistently organize against the rise of racism in this country.