On October 22, Penn State Net Impact hosted “My Two Cents Day,” an event that is part of the national Up to Us Challenge initiative aimed to raise awareness amongst young adults of the United States’ increasing national debt.
Net Impact hosted a fun and engaging event that included food, candy, prizes, games, and other activities. While the event was free spirited and exciting, it raised awareness on an extremely serious issue. The event provided the opportunity to sign a pledge to affirm to our nation’s leaders that we our concerned about the debt.
Right now, the national debt is over $18 trillion! This amount is constantly rising and covers over 100% of the United States’ GDP. This may be acceptable for the time being but eventually, someone will have to pay the piper. This responsibility will most likely f! all on today’s millennial generation. Make sure you log on to ! itsuptous.org to learn more information and sign the pledge yourself!