September 8, 2009
Our guest for this year's Monfort Lecture, Greg Mortenson, began his journey as a peacemaker with a belief in peace through education, the idea of creating greater access to education, seeing the need of building schools in Afghanistan and the determination it takes to find the resources to meet the need.
If you have the belief, the idea and you have seen the need, PRAXIS grants have the resources.
PRAXIS is offered through the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement, or SLiCE, office. It grants money to student projects that look to create positive change in the world. These ideas can be anything from environmental sustainability, social services, awareness campaigns, public health, literacy, human trafficking, and the list is endless. PRAXIS also works to provide guidance on forming the idea for your projects, because no great idea is fully formed when it first comes to mind.
SLiCE does its best to foster student ideas and make them a reality. We provide guidance and resources, but you must be up to the challenge, as implementation of the idea is entirely up to you. Projects in the past include the Zero Waste project, TGIF and the Inter-generational Literacy Program.
Anyone interested in creating a community change project should come to the informational meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 in room 213-215 in the Lory Student Center. If you are unable to make the informational meeting, but are still interested in initiating a project, please contact Keith Colton, PRAXIS grant coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the website to get more specifics and your application at www.slice.colostate.edu/praxis.aspx.
Contact: Keith Colton
Phone: (970) 491-3579