Throwback: Live 8 volunteers in 2005.
It’s here! Another semester of the ONE Campus Challenge, complete with three campaigns that will give extreme poverty a run for its money. The first challenge, which starts today and ends February 23rd, is centered around ONE big moment: Our 10th anniversary, which takes place this year.
That’s right – it’s been 10 years since Bono and other activists co-founded ONE back in 2004.
So to celebrate a decade of anti-poverty campaigning, Challenge 1 of the ONE Campus Challenge, “10 for 10,” will mobilize students across the country to build on the progress we’ve made. We’re going back to the beginning with a look at how we got here, what we’ve accomplished, and where we’re headed. After all, with 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty, we’re not done yet.
Just how will students accomplish this feat? We spelled out 10 years of ONE, with each year representing a different stage in ONE’s unique brand of change-making, containing an action designed to help continue the legacy of activism and action. We’re talking actions that revolve around everything from building a movement, to tackling famine, to demanding transparency, to highlighting our opportunity to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Get started now and complete “10 for 10” by February 23rd. Each school that takes all 10 actions for ONE’s 10 years will receive an automatic 5,000 bonus points toward the ONE Campus Challenge. If your school doesn’t have a ONE chapter, start one! Sign up to become a ONE Campus Leader here.