WHAT IS STUDENTS EMPOWERING THE POOR (SETP)?
SETP is Empowering The Poor’s student coalition. SETP is made up of youth groups, elementary, middle, high school, and college student chapters across the United States and around the world with a common purpose: Support Empowering The Poor’s local and global poverty-fighting projects.
SETP chapters are independently run by students; each school or youth group creates their chapter, and elects their officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
1. To support Empowering The Poor projects by raising awareness and funds on campus. Students organize various events such as walk-a-thon, run/walk, car wash, penny drive, etc.
2. To go on Empowering The Poor Service Trips in Africa, Haiti, and other Empowering The Poor’s project sites.
3. To develop their leadership, communication, and cross-cultural competency skills by working in teams, implementing projects and traveling to Empowering The Poor project sites.
As a member of a SETP chapter, you will experience:
o Go on an Empowering The Poor Service Trip to Africa, Haiti with other SETP chapter members to witness Empowering The Poor work firsthand.
o Collaborate with like-minded youth from around the United States and the world, who genuinely care about combating poverty locally and globally.
o Share experiences and collaborate and share experiences through the annual Students Empowering The Poor Conference.
o Volunteer and intern with Empowering The Poor in the U.S, Africa, Haiti, and in future ETP’s offices or project sites.
o Learn more about global poverty-related issues (homelessness, HIV/AIDS, education, etc.
o Enhance cross cultural competency skills through Empowering The Poor Service Trips in Africa, Haiti, and other project sites.
o Enhance fundraising and communication skills.
Our Students Empowering The Poor (SETP) chapters are as follows:
1. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia (SETP-UMW)
Click here for more information about SETP-UMW