A BRIGHT IDEA TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY
The third annual event took place on February 24, 2018 at the College of Medicine (CMED) Auditorium at Central Michigan University.
PITCH-ER THIS! is a community development competition for students in Gratiot and Isabella Counties. United Way will provide funding to the winning team(s) to help bring their idea to life. Event attendees and a panel of community leaders will vote for their favorite project. The event is free and open to the public. Ideas range from programs and events to technology and arts that will help people achieve their full potential through quality education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles. PITCH-ER THIS! is hosted by United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties in collaboration with CMU College of Medicine students.
To provide students in Gratiot and Isabella Counties an opportunity to implement their ideas in our community.
- To gain fresh perspectives on how to improve our community
- To facilitate youth participation in community
- To strengthen Gratiot & Isabella Counties via student projects related to quality education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles
- Teach middle and high school students project development, presentation and public speaking skills
Sue Deel, Alma College
Marita Hattem-Schiffman, MidMichigan Health
Greg Mapes, Isabella Bank
James McBryde, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
Kathy Peasley, Gratiot-Isabella RESD
Tony Voisin, Central Michigan University
DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Student teams of one to four individuals should submit this application by Thursday, November 30, 2017. If the idea is approved (notification will be made by Friday, December 25, 2017), teams will work with a mentor to develop their idea and prepare for their big pitch on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Ideas may include anything from programs/events to technology and arts that will help people reach their full potential.