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MISSION STATEMENT: The Rollins College Democracy Project, aligned with the College’s mission, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to actively engage in our democratic processes. Through programming and education, this nonpartisan initiative derives its comprehensive goals from A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future, and therefore strives to empower students as the next generation of active citizens by fostering a civic ethos and advancing civic action.
Assistant Director, Office of Community Engagement
Student Coordinate, Office of Community Engagement
Office of Community Engagement
1000 Holt Ave – 2789
Winter Park, FL 32789
Mayor Teresa Jacobs Youth Leadership Conference
The Rollins College Democracy Project is excited to help host the annual Youth Leadership Conference here on campus through a new partnership with Orange County and Mayor Teresa Jacobs! On Friday, February 28th, 240 high school seniors and juniors from across Orange County will be on campus learning about the functioning of local government and to encourage them to continue in their roles as school leaders and perhaps become our future community leaders; whether that is in the capacity of non-profit organizations, local government, or spokespersons for the area in which they live. We need Rollins students to escort groups of the high school students from the Alfond Sports Complex to various workshop rooms across campus and then later to escort the groups back to Alfond in the afternoon. We’re looking for folks who will engage with the students – point things out along the way, talk about their experience as a Rollins students, etc. We hope you'll sign-up for one or both of the timeslots (8:50AM-9:30AM and/or from 11:20AM-noon)!
It's been several months since we satisfied our civic duty at polling stations across the nation. While voting is, for many, the only expression of political engagement, that's something Sarah Elbadri '13 and Brock Monroe '14 hope to change on the Rollins campus as they steer the Democracy Project towards ways to stay engaged after the election.
"Civic engagement starts with, but shouldn't end with, voting," Monroe says. "Voting is important but if you're only involved on Election Day, then you're not actually impacting the decisions being made."