Sunday, November 18, 2012

Squashing Hunger: A Video About a Student's Leadership Efforts in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty

Brendan Rice, a student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham,  has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the fight against hunger and has a commitment to a life of service in the area of hunger, poverty reduction.  He participated in Bread for the World's Hunger Justice Leaders program (2010) and founded his campus chapter Universities Fighting World Hunger. He also spent a couple of summers as intern at  Bread for the World, the Alliance to End Hunger and at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Washington.  He is currently participating in the U.S. State Department's Virtual Foreign Service as an eintern with USAID Kenya.

So, it was only natural that Brendan would apply for the 2013 President  William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award.  This award is sponsored by Stop Hunger Now and the NC State University Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS).  Participants were asked to put together a  3-5 minute video detailing their  vision for a world without hunger and their efforts to provide leadership in this area. (The video had to be creative and engaging (i.e. not a live video resume).

Here is Brendan's video:

So what happens next?

A selection committee will pick five finalists, who will then ask applicants to submit more information, including an essay an essay indicating an understanding of the cause of hunger and related issues and a letter of recommendation.

The winner will receive a cash award from Stop Hunger Now to use towards an educational experience that will advance their knowledge and understanding of hunger and related issues. The President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award will be presented to the winner in March 2013 at the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in Kansas City.

Good Luck Brendan!

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