Engaging Millennials to Support Education at SXSW EDU 2018, featuring Nnamdi Asomugha and Derrick Feldmann, discuss the current state of education and how a generation can support educational advancement for all of America’s youth. Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. – – – “Engaging Millennials to Support Education” Video Overview: Education is the cornerstone of success and in order to help people succeed they need access to quality education, regardless of their socioeconomic standing. In this discussion, Nnamdi Asomugha and Derrick Feldmann will discuss the current state of education and how a generation can support educational advancement for all of America’s youth. Nnamdi Asomugha is an actor, producer, philanthropist and former All-Pro NFL Player. Following a successful 11 year career in the NFL, Asomugha channeled his passion for film and television into a career in the entertainment industry. Asomugha has consistently used his platform to enact positive change in the community, and with his family established The Asomugha Foundation in 2010, a 501c(3) whose mission is to positively impact disadvantaged youth in the U.S. and underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa through education and empowerment. As part of the foundation, Asomugha established ACTS (Asomugha College Tour for Scholars) a mentorship program through which he annually takes a group of high-achieving high school students from underprivileged communities on a week-long trip to a different US city, to visit local colleges and universities. He has been honored for his philanthropic work with the NFL Players Association’s Man of the Year Award, The Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, to name a few. Derrick Feldmann is an entrepreneur and sought-after speaker, researcher, author and advisor on cause engagement. He founded Achieve to help organizations address pressing issues through strategic, data-driven fundraising and awareness campaigns. He is creator/lead researcher of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how millennials supports causes, and creator/producer of MCON, a national annual conference exploring how organizations turn engagement into movements. Derrick co-authored Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and Social Movements For Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change, contributes to Philanthropy News Digest and Huffington Post, and serves on the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute.
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