Today the Green RV is hitting the road to Chicago, Ill., for the Clinton Global Initiative America Conference (CGIA) on June 29 and 30! We will also attend this exciting event with several Chicago-area high school students who are going through The Roadtrip Nation Experience. Representing Roadtrip Nation will be our Co-founders Mike Marriner and Brian McAllister alongside our filmers Jason Manion, Dan Ford, and Willie Witte.
The CGIA Conference is a huge gathering of major industry thought leaders in education, healthcare, business, and technology and policymakers who will focus on the issues our nation faces today to brainstorm strategies on reviving the economy.
At the event, Roadtrip Nation students will get press passes and be filmed by the Roadtrip Nation crew as they spend the day interviewing Leaders as part of their Roadtrip Nation Experience program.
Mike Marriner, our co-founder, will also be participating in one of their working groups on STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and sharing how Roadtrip Nation can play an important role in helping students who are passionate about those fields of study. Roadtrip Nation Education is currently exploring a possible development of a STEM-focused Roadtrip Nation curriculum, which will be shared at CGIA.
To date, The Roadtrip Nation Experience has impacted thousands of students across the nation in just the 2010 to 2011 school year alone. Participating students in the program engage with the Roadtrip Nation Movement by exploring different pathways that they can take in life via Roadtrip Nation’s Interview Archive with stories from hundreds of Leaders.
Roadtrip Nation Education’s mission aligns perfectly with the overall motivation behind Roadtip Nation: “We send people on the road who are interested in exploring the world outside their comfort zones, talking with individuals who chose to define their own Roads in life, and sharing their experiences with our generation,” Marriner says.
Also, be on the lookout for tweets from our team as we head to CGIA and updates while we’re there–we can’t wait to see whom the students will talk with!