UPDATE: BORDERiZE has been postponed. It is no longer on January 15th and 16th. More details to follow.
UPDATE 1/12/16: BORDERiZE is now on the 8th and 9th of April.
WE(fillintheblank) is excited to announce the second annual BORDERiZE Symposium is just around the corner. BORDERiZE is a symposium for high school students from throughout the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juárez area, where we aim to utilize the unique perspective of the border to engage the youth in politics. We plan to gather approximately 150 high school students from throughout the region to meet with local politicians, community leaders, and experts in their fields to discuss ways to better our community. In addition, there will be a guest speaker, Dr. Norma Cantu, a professor from the University of Texas at Austin. Students will develop a white paper with policy suggestions that will be presented to the government official(s) and/or community groups who would be responsible for implementing such a policy.
Political apathy within the youth needs to be eliminated as the youth are the future. Engaging in the local community is the first step toward political awareness and making an informed vote once one turns 18 years old. More details to follow.
New for BORDERiZE 2016
This year we are proud to announce that we will be offering service hours to those attending, but more importantly we are also providing the opportunity for student organizations to win up to $1000! All you have to do is submit a viable policy and attend both days of the event. More information to come.
Donations are being generously accepted to help fund this event HERE.