CityU of Seattle Walks for Access on March 2 – Will you join us?
Since the 1980s college tuition has increased by over 400%. These increases have been met with a 50% cut to higher education spending, which has left over 70% of the financial burden on the individual. With this shift of burden, less people will be able to access a college education.
Higher education was once a place where students could find a promise in a better future. City University of Seattle, wants to restore this promise by ensuring that anyone with the desire to learn has access to an education.
On March 2, CityU is walking 1.3 miles for educational access, and invites you and the community to “Walk for Access”. This walk starts at 12:00pm, at 3rd and Yesler and end at Sixth and Wall.
Will you walk for access? Hear from one person who will and decide for yourself.
Aside from the fact that adding 2,000+ steps to my pedometer for the day will make me feel like a rock star, I have other reasons I am joining the Walk for Access on March 2.
When I think of access to education, I think about the ability to attain information – information that would not otherwise be available to me. Education, in all its valiant forms, is a privilege that should not be limited based on financial means. For me, education has opened gateways that may have seemed impossible; provided opportunities that may have seemed out of reach; inspired in me, a drive towards individual pursuits; without an education, I don’t know where I’d be. Because I believe in access to education, I am proud to work here and will be walking for access.
Today, there are more hurdles for students than ever before. My friends consistently say a variation of – I want to go back to school, but realistically I can’t afford it. It’s a double edged sword, they can’t get a job without a college degree (or sometimes more), and simply can’t afford to get the degree they need. This needs to change. With tuition rates spiking at unbelievably high rates it’s becoming harder for anyone to afford a higher education.
Join me in walking from 3rd and Yesler to 6th and Wall, on March 2nd to raise awareness around the issue of access. Through our participation, we can show our city how CityU is working toward breaking down barriers that influence and break down access. RSVP today and wear red to show your support of CityU and access.
See you on March 2nd,
Lead Admin Asst and Marketing Liaison at CityU of Seattle
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