Applications for 2014 Fourth Estate Summit
Fourth Estate Summit is a conference for students and educators who want to meet the people, learn the skills, and gain the experiences that will help them make a difference in their own communities and around the world.
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"Fourth Estate is a group of people working together for a common cause. This could be to end a war in Africa, to promote human rights for all people, to end sex trafficking around the world, or to love one another as the equals that we are.
Other conferences I could watch online and get the same experience. The Fourth Estate Summit, on the other hand, while you could watch videos online, you are getting far less than the whole experience of the conference. You definitely have to be there to understand and have the life-changing moments."
~ Caitlin Cheevers, 22, Grand Rapids, MI--Central Michigan University
"The Summit is unlike anything you will ever attend. You will be horrified, you will cry, you will laugh, you will be inspired, you will walk away changed in some way, no matter how big or small.
Social issues have become a reality to me. Before, they were things that I knew about, but didn't really think about. Fourth Estate drives the honest and sometimes brutal reality deep into your heart and after that, you can't turn away anymore.
I have recommended this to all of my friends and can only pray that they take it into deep consideration and apply for next year's!"
~ Jared Mercer, 20, Texas
"Since Fourth Estate Summit I have become more confident in saying what I think and more motivated not to take "no" for an answer - to go the extra mile and to speak out against the cultural norm of 'survival of the fittest' and to introduce the idea that 'our liberty is bound together.'"
~ Ebony Echevarria, 16, Tarpon Springs, FL--Sophomore at Tarpon Springs High School
"The Summit is different from anything I've ever been a part of. It combines activism, community, passion, and energy in such an incredible way. My perspective on the world and my potential have both grown in so many ways because of the Summit. Everyone should experience Fourth Estate! It's mind-blowing, life-changing, and groundbreaking."
~ Annie Ashmore, 18, Mountain View, CA--Freshman at UC Davis.