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“This is an American Agenda…”

Lumina Foundation on September 12, 2012

YI Executive Director Aaron Smith participated in the Lumina Foundation’s events at the Conventions:

Lumina held events at both the 2012 Republican and Democrat National Conventions, providing a unique opportunity to brief key partners in states and communities. Our goal was to create a space to discuss higher education as a “trans-partisan” topic—the benefits provided to individuals and society through higher education attainment, and the consequences of falling short of Goal 2025, are not Republican or Democratic issues. They are American issues, and will require all of us coming together to ensure college access and success for millions more Americans.

Excerpts from the Convention discussions.


RNC event panel discussion: Aaron Smith (President, Young Invincibles), Teresa Lubbers (Commissioner, IN Commission for Higher Education), Tony Carnevale