Millennials! We can end poverty with #swagger

Whether you’re still in college or are young professional, as a Millennial, you’ll find yourself trying to beat flappy bird or 2048, LOLing on Buzzfeed, 9gag, Tumblr and Vine and let’s be honest with ourselves—stalking strangers on Facebook and Tinder. And while we’ve often been labeled as the lazy generation, people are starting to recognize otherwise. Just look at how our #selfie habit turned into a hit song and broke twitter. More than that, the future is on our hands. Don’t believe it?

On Thursday April 10, world leaders Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Ban Ki-moon asked for our help to put an end to extreme poverty.

Why?

Something magical happened around the time us 90’s babies were born. Since 1990, poverty has been halved. If we continue this trend, we can virtually eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.

How?

Somehow, all of the hours spent procrastinating on Facebook or being semi-productive on LOLmythesis are paying off. Our digital skills and micro-celebrity status can garner the power to end extreme poverty.  Here are some ways to get started:

1. Make this video viral (a.k.a. share it on your Facebook wall)

This is not the time to be modest about your 1,000+ Facebook friends. Share the powerful message.

2. Attend a music festival (for FREE)

You read that right. Join Global Citizen and earn points for taking actions  that you can redeem for awesome concerts like this one:
Thank-You-Festival

3. Follow these Millennial change-makers on Twitter

What happens when you combine a Millennial, a brilliant idea, and action? These guys and gals! From entrepreneurship to education and gender equality, these Millennial leaders are changing the world. They’re going to make you jealous  that you didn’t come up with these ideas.

Ready to not just be part of the movement, but lead it? Join a ONE Campus Chapter or become a ONE Member.