Last week, the Show Me Campaign announced the winners of its 2012 Show Me Campaign Fellowship.

Founded by Grammy-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend, the Show Me Campaign is a nonprofit organization that fights poverty using proven solutions that give people the opportunity to survive, thrive and succeed.

The Show Me Campaign Fellowship, launched in 2009, encourages young people who are dedicated to improving the world to pursue their passions through service. The Fellowship provides $3,000 stipends for college students who have unpaid summer internships in the areas of international development and improving education in the United States.

The Show Me Campaign awarded fellowships to five students in 2011, and it expanded its program to sponsor ten students in 2012. “I’m excited to grow the Fellowship this year and am so inspired by the smart, passionate students we have the opportunity to work this summer,” said John Legend. “I hope their experiences encourage other young people to make service a part of their lives.”

This year’s fellows are:

  • Amelia Angevine (Clark University), who will intern with Millennium Campus Network
  • Anthony Zarate (University of Pennsylvania), who will intern with the Student Leadership Project
  • Christina Crisostomo (Georgetown University), who will intern with Women Thrive Worldwide
  • Christy Castillo (University of Texas – Austin), who will intern with KIPP Houston
  • Everton Blair (Harvard University), who will intern with Junior Achievement Georgia
  • Jason Harrison (Brigham Young University), who will intern with Vittana
  • Kelsey Gaetjens (Williams College), who will intern with the Acumen Fund
  • Nava Friedman (Princeton University), who will intern with Ashoka
  • Paulina Sosa (University of Texas – Austin), who will intern with the ONE Campaign
  • Tiffany Taylor (University of Chicago), who will intern with the Black Star Project

The Fellows will post about their unique experiences on the Show Me Fellows blog. You can follow them over the next few months as they reflect upon summers spent in the classroom or the field, from Philadelphia to Paraguay.

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