Matt Norris and Asha Sharma graduated from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in 2011. Together, they founded the A-list--a nonprofit youth center in Brooklyn Park, MN. This teen hang-out is focused on focuses on three key mission elements--entrepreneurship, education, and personal growth. Teens can go to the A-list to get a job, participate in educational afterschool programs, and enjoy fun evening events at night.
Matt and Asha's efforts in creating the A-list did not go unnoticed. The A-list was selected as one of the 15 finalists in the White House's Campus Champions of Change Challenge! Last fall, the White House launched the Campus Champions of Change Challenge program, which "honors students on college campuses who are helping their local communities." Asha nominated Matt for this honor, and he has become a finalist in the running to be honored at an event at the White House on March 15th. The top five students, based on online voting, will not only attend this special event, but will be featured by mtvU and MTV Act, and will host an episode of mtvU's signature program, "the Dean's List."
The goal of the Campus of Change Challenge is to recognize college and university students who make an impact, as well as to inspire students to get involved.
The deadline to cast your vote is Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m. Be sure to support Matt Norris and the A-list!