Three students from UNCG’s doctoral program in clinical psychology (Alex Thibeault, Anjali Gowda and Arianna Hoet) have developed a project idea for the Institute for Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation. It focused on increasing North Carolina’s high school graduation rate. Their LinkedUp application was selected as a top-5 finalist for the college category. According to Terri Shelton, their idea—titled LinkedUp—involves a long-term mentoring program. It is research-based and innovative. Ultimately the winning team is decided by the most public votes, and the winners will receive a grant to be used toward costs associated with implementing the program. You may support the UNCG team by voting for their project Voting is currently open and ends on Monday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. To vote, go to http://www.ncsu.edu/iei/index.php/news-events/emerging-issues-prize-for-innovation
Scroll to the very bottom of the page and vote for “UNC-Greensboro–LinkedUp.” Each unique email address counts for one vote. To find our more about the students’ project, visit LinkedUp’s web site at www.wix.com/LinkedUpUSA/ForChange.