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The Young Invicibles engage with USF students about student debt, health care and employment

88.5FM WMNF Commuity Radio on April 12, 2012

by Liz McKibbon


In the U.S. student debt now exceeds credit card debt. A group called the Young Invincibles are traveling the nation to capture the voices of these students. They made a stop at the University of South Florida Tuesday morning.

Young America is you fill in the blank. Thats what members of the Young Invincibles asked students to do at USF. The group of young professionals and volunteers are on a national bus tour, asking this question around the country. They are half way through their national bus tour, with nine more states left to visit. Naimah Terry is a recent graduate. She is volunteering her time to be on a majority of the visits, slated to end in May.

One, were doingwere surveying in each state we go to, all the cities and all the schools that we go to, so were going to take these surveys back and collect data and formulate a platform to go and advocate on 18-34 year olds’ behalf to our representatives. And two, the videos and pictures we collect is actually going to put a face and a voice to all of these solutions, ’cause were also getting solutions from the people who are in college right now and the recent graduates.

Feras Ahmed is a current student at USF, carrying a stack of LSAT study guides. Hes one semester away from finishing his Bachelors degree and plans to dive right back in to complete his law degree.