Inspire college students and contribute towards racial equality

The racial equality gap in U.S higher education has been called out many times in contemporary history. Though there have been many promising alterations to the system at large (like the equality act of 2010, to name one), America needs to do a lot more to achieve an equitable future for its higher education system. 

Figures published by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2017 found that 41% of white young adults were enrolled in college, compared to 36% of black and Hispanic young adults. Additionally, for Americans over 25, 33 percent of whites have a bachelor's degree, compared to 19 percent of blacks and 16 percent of Hispanics.

Issues of racial equality in the education system matter, because of the fundamental role of a college degree in creating lifelong opportunities for people. When opportunities are blocked or made inaccessible to people due to factors like colour or race, it bleeds into other sectors as well.

For example, the figures also show universities employ more black staff as cleaners, receptionists or porters than as lecturers or professors. 

Moreover, a study found that in 2016 the median wage of a good job for workers with a bachelor's degree for whites was $75,000 compared to $65,000 for blacks and Latinos.

Even though many people recognise these gaps, we need a more action driven approach if we want to fundamentally change the racial disparities that exist within the higher education system. 

Record Videos for College Students | Virtual Volunteering

We’ve all had that moment in our lives when we reflect back in time, and think about how things could have been different if certain things had happened differently. It is to create opportunities like those for communities that are racially marginalised, that we call for help. 

College students need guidance and the right mentorship can open a box full of opportunities for them. You can help simply by sharing inspirational stories from your life experiences, that you think the students can learn from. If you have a story to tell that you think might inspire such children, we urge you to come share. 

Virtually volunteer with Black homeschoolers of central Florida 

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and help other homeschooling families, namely those of color, in the Central Florida area and around the United States. The aim is to increase career access and readiness and improve self confidence among students- especially minorities, those struggling academically, financially or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum).

We need you to record a video talking about your experience choosing your field, career exploration, job application processes, interviews, what to expect, and best practices. Your video will be screened to students to help them be more career ready and inspire them for a brighter future

Why should I contribute?

Your video will help students- especially minorities, those struggling financially, academically or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum) to be inspired and stay motivated during these trying times, get acquainted with different career choices and help plan their career path. 

What do I have to do?

Step 1- Register

Step 2- Record the video 

Step 3- Tell us which field you work in

Step 4- Submit your contribution

What skills do I need to participate?

Your contribution will be extremely meaningful if you can speak fluent english.

What should I talk about in my video/ How should I record the video

    • Record your video in a quiet environment so there is no noise disturbance.
    • Record against a solid coloured wall, in good lighting.
    • Record at eye level, visible from the waist up.
  • Talk about: The Job search and application process, interviews and best practices, career growth, your experience

What video formats are supported/ How to Upload

Upload your video to Google drive or Dropbox in one of the following file formats- .mov/.avi/.mp4, and simply send us the link to complete this opportunity

What happens next?

We will send you an email confirming your submission. Head over to your Karma profile to see if you have earned a new badge! You can share this opportunity, and your work with others and inspire them to contribute, just like you did.

What more can I do?

Explore other opportunities from our partner nonprofits working towards racial equality and justice. Volunteer more to earn badges, and keep making the world a better place.

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