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Participating in the POV Challenge

Insight and Advice from Last Year’s POV Challenge Winners

Abigail Holdsclaw, Michael Welker and student authors

February 12, 2024

As the February 16 registration deadline for the 2024 POV Challenge approaches, Carolina Across 100 asks previous participants to share their experiences and words of advice to help more students take part this year. The goal of the 2024 POV Challenge is to learn from Carolina undergraduate and graduate students about mental health challenges North Carolina communities are facing and ideas for strengthening suicide prevention efforts. Already interested? Visit the 2024 POV Challenge web page for full details and a link to register.

Words of Encouragement

  • Are you unsure if the POV Challenge is for you?

  • Do you have concerns about adding this project to your existing workload?

  • Is this challenge unlike anything you have participated in?

If you’re still undecided about whether or not the POV Challenge is for you, keep reading. Learn more about the experiences of 2023 POV Challenge winners Dania Khan, Elizabeth Wilkes, Sena Kpodzro and Vanessa Akosah. Read what these students have to say about overcoming their uncertainties and leaning into this unique opportunity to share your point of view to help our state.

It’s not too late to register for the 2024 POV Challenge. Gather your team of 2-5 undergraduate or graduate students and register by February 16th.

2024 POV Challenge submissions will be on display and winners will be announced at the Engagement Week reception on March 1 from 5:30-6:30 PM at the UNC School of Government. This event is open to the public. Learn more and register!

Carolina Across 100 is a five-year initiative whose goal is to aid community-driven recovery and build sustainable efforts in all 100 counties by providing human resources, data insights, coaching, facilitation, coordination efforts, and program design.