college and universities
Petition to the Under Secretary of the Department of Education
Require every high school to have college preparation courses
Many students discover that college is much harder than they anticipated while in high school. Most high schools focus on academic achievement and standardized testing while neglecting to prepare their students with the life skills needed to succeed in college. This has caused many students to assume that college will be similar to the testing and the studying they did for the standardized tests, but leaves them unprepared for the workload and stress of actual college life. As a result, large numbers of freshmen feel overwhelmed, suffering from anxiety and depression. Tragically, many even commit suicide. This is far more than any student (or family) should bear, especially when college should be an exciting time of learning and growth. Although no program can eliminate every problem, many students would be greatly helped if college preparedness classes were offered in high school. These classes would teach students about dorm living, college level workloads and performance expectations, how to manage time and sleep, how to take care of themselves, and what type of resources are available (i.e. tutoring, counseling, health and financial aid). I am a college freshmen and I and many of my friends have faced some of these issues. If high schools required college preparedness classes, students would be better able to adjust to college life and succeed in their academic careers.
Petition to Florida State University Powers That Be, John Thrasher
We the People of FSU - Fan Base, Alumni, Boosters, Students etc. wholeheartedly disapprove of new logo design. We want action. Restore traditional classic design or we will not purchase.
I want to make a difference by stopping the viewpoint that everything must be progressive. Sometimes tradition is a much better way to go. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies here and we need to make sure this new logo does not make it to market. GO NOLES! We will come with 1 million people if we have to. We have over 7,000 signatures in a few hours. I also have the National News on standby. If you do not want a nationwide backlash over this issue, then I would suggest that you rethink your actions. NOLE NATION WILL NOT BE SOLD OUT TO NIKE OR ANY OTHER MASSIVE CORPORATION! ***JOHN THRASHER YOU WERE NOT AROUND FOR THIS THE FIRST TIME AROUND... PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AND HEAR WHAT WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY.***
Petition to i-Mobile Group Facilitation
I am at a limit hearing survivors can't access services because of transportation...
Just as predicted, the Affordable Care Act required all Americans to have health insurance or be penalized. This brought about a greater need for primary and specialty care providers. There simply are not enough providers to meet the mandate. The need for care is more apparent when we consider the state of mental health in America. Did you know that nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness did not receive mental health services last year? Along these same lines, nearly 50% of youth aged 8-15 did not receive mental health services last year. 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.On another note, the number of millennials seeking behavioral health has increased at five times the rate of new students starting college at the same time. Millenials are a more 'connected, overscheduled, and ethnically diverse group with less patience." They need immediate answers and are more likely to google for help. Traditional processes of care do not work for them. In 2010, "Connecting America: The National Broadband was initiated to facilitate remote patient monitoring health records and technology-based services. In 2014, National Defense Authorization Act expanded telemedicine services for veterans. New evidence-based mobile applications are now paving the way to address the urgency in removing the barriers to access, education, and support. With 660,000 overdoses from opioid/heroin in 2016, we must act now. This crisis requires us to act swiftly in rallying around support that removes shame and guilt, stigma, access, education and support to name a few. We need your help to influence private providers to shift and extend their systems of care to meet the needs of the next generation of Americans via mobile social support. Mobile trends to date... 91 % of adults own a cell phone 170 million tablet users expected to soar to 185 million by 2020 7.3 billion mobile subscribers expected to soar to 9.1 billion 81% of millennials use mobile for everything including work The data suggest we have to prepare to care and meet our young adults where they are. Relapse begins long before a person decides to use. Innovation is necessary. Will you sign our petition and be a voice? Meeting people where they are is more important now, than ever-- consistency in care is paramount. The President has lifted the ban on telehealth reimbursement for services for addiction, ADHD, and veterans. "Pay to keep people with healthy minds versus relapse. " Please sign, thank you. Warm regards, Dr. Eve
Petition to Greg Abbott, U.S. State Legislators
SNAP for Healthier College Students
Always on the run, stressed, hungry, and trying to tie loose ends for money, college students often make unhealthy choices when trying to decide at the grocery store: To make a quick, cheap food, or a nutritious, expensive meal. With low funds, the choice is obvious. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is a beneficial program for adults aged 18 and over, helping them to buy fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be inaccessible. The money is transferred through an EBT card (Electronic Benefits Transfer), thus making it easy to simply choose the vegetables then swipe at the register like a regular debit or credit card. While this program sounds great, it is unfortunately unavailable for college students for reasons not explained on the SNAP Website. Most students, living alone or with roommates, naturally meet the little to no income requirements, especially in their first years when they are learning to eat healthy and balance freedom for the first time. Together we can raise our voices to help college students raise forks full of nutritious food. Students are essential to our future, they are the world's leaders and innovators, they need healthy fuel to help them through their studies and to change the world. Healthy food needs to be a necessity, not a precious luxury.