Dear Class of 2012…by Jillian Kornsweig | May 3, 2012 | 0 comments
In a few weeks, graduating seniors – of high school and college – will don their caps and gowns, walk down the aisle, shake some hands, get their diplomas, smile for the camera and sit patiently while someone of some import delivers a commencement speech. Good—and really memorable speeches tend to incorporate humor, personal stories, amazing insights and other anecdotes intended to motivate a newly minted college grad.
You needn’t be the president, a rock star, a billionaire or a comedian to inspire others, but Repair the World wants you to share your wisdom with this year’s grads in 140 characters or less. In fact, we’ve been working up our own wishes here, and we’d love to include yours.
What do YOU wish for the Class of 2012? Use #RepairGrads12 or the form below to send your wishes to this year’s grads. Most ReTweeted wishes are eligible to win amazing prizes from Repair the World!
Need some inspiration? Before twitter and “viral” videos, the 1997 Kurt Vonnegut commencement speech went viral. (ok, it may be an Urban myth that it was at MIT. And, yes, we know that many of you weren’t yet out of middle school – but it’s a great read). Just last year, Amy Poehler rocked it out at Harvard, while the late Steve Jobs percolated some new ideas at Stanford in 2005. (A few more round ups here: Repair the World’s “What They Said” and this “Celebrity Commencement speech advice that you should actually listen to.”
Send us your bits of wisdom for our latest grads in the form below or tweet us at #RepairGrads12. Most ReTweeted wishes are eligible to win awesome prizes from Repair the World!