NBCUniversal's continued commitment to the Millennial Trains Project (MTP) will allow 50 young leaders to embark on life-changing journeys.
They're entrepreneurs, non-profit founders, social activists and changemakers. They have exciting new ideas and are working on projects that address timely social issues: Youth voter turnout. Gun violence. Equality. Government Transparency. National Service.
And this August, on their cross-country MTP trips, they'll further develop their ideas and bring them to fruition.
MTP's vintage rail cars serve as moving incubators for participants. As they traverse the country, they stop in six major American cities and meet with local leaders. In between stops, they're brainstorming and refining their projects with each other and with mentors who come aboard.
The August 1st through 7th journey departs from Pittsburgh and will stop in Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque and Los Angeles. The second train runs August 8th through 18th. It begins in Los Angeles and travels through San Francisco, Denver, Milwaukee and Detroit.
NBCUniversal is proud to partner with MTP and support the next generation of leaders. In addition to sponsoring the journeys for the second year, NBCUniversal has selected a number of participants as scholarship recipients who will receive funding to cover the costs of their trips. NBCUniversal will also award Impact Grants to help participants further develop their projects once they've departed the train.
To meet the participants and learn more about MTP, go here.
The partnership with Millennial Trains Project is part of NBCUniversal’s unifying vision for social impact: Open Possibilities. Focused on uniting media, technology and community to ignite passion around social issues, unleash creativity and connect us to something bigger, Open Possibilities represents what is possible when we push the limits of what technology and media can achieve to move communities and people forward.