Enactus Launches Series of Events for the Up to Us Campaign

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Do you know how the federal deficit affects your daily life?  The Enactus team at West Virginia Wesleyan College has been working hard behind the scenes in the past months to launch a series of events in a partnership with the Up to Us campaign, an initiative by former President Bill Clinton, to educate the public about the federal deficit.

The first student-led event will be held Saturday, January 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Hyma Auditorium on Wesleyan’s campus.  This is an informational event about how the federal deficit has and will continue to affect you.

The event will feature three speakers: Zack Klingensmith, Wesleyan instructor of business and economics, to speak about social security and healthcare; Lance Koury from Ameriprise Financial in Buckhannon to speak about investing; and Kelly Hughes, assistant professor of business and economics, to speak about the recent housing market crash, making household decisions, the government shut down, and their relationship with public policy.

While many people do not realize it, these topics are heavily correlated with the federal debt and decisions our elected officials are making.  We can make a change by gaining knowledge.  Learn more about how you can be a part of this movement.  The event also includes lunch.

In addition as part of the competition, students are judged on how many people they can reach with an educational video.  The video is posted on YouTube here, which discusses specifically how the federal debt is affecting student loans.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.