Students’ efforts place BU among leaders in fighting poverty
Baylor’s has joined a growing number of universities in opening a campus chapter of ONE, a non-profit group dedicated to raising awareness of extreme poverty. In fact, the Baylor chapter has grown so quickly that it already ranks among the top 50 in the nation.
For its efforts, Baylor got to send a representative to the first-ever ONE student summit, held in Washington, D.C., over the break. The three-day summit gave Baylor sophomore Justin Kralemann and his peers the chance to meet with political leaders who have led the fight against extreme poverty and disease such as former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
I really liked what Kralemann had to say after the summit: “So many of Baylor’s principles coincide with the values of the ONE Campaign. As one of the most prominent Christian universities in the world, I feel we should be the forerunners in fighting a global issue such as extreme poverty. I hope to inspire my peers over the next semester to put their Christian morals into practice to bring about positive change in our world.” Read more about the ONE Campus Challenge, or join the Baylor chapter’s Facebook group.
Sic ’em, ONE!