StopTuitionHikes to Call the Boise Hub Its Home
The coalition Stoptuitionhikes.com has moved into the Boise Hub as part of its continuing efforts to enact a ballot initiative that would cut Idaho tuition by 22 percent. The group’s proposal is known as “The College, Not Cancer Act,” and its purpose is to stop subsidizing tobacco products and reallocate the funds to lowering the cost of tuition for Idaho students.
Not only would the ballot effort help university students save $1,540 per year on their college tuition, but the initiative is also projected to prevent 12,400 kids from ever starting to smoke. The effort actually earmarks $7 million per year to a state-wide tobacco cessation program, as well as another $7 million per year for Idaho’s community colleges.
As part of its push to spread the word about The College, Not Cancer Act, StopTuitionHikes is preparing a major rally on Monday, January 18 at 12:30pm (MLK Jr. Day) on the Capitol steps. Anyone with a passion for reducing smoking and improving opportunities for Idaho’s youth is invited to participate. Find out more about this crucial Idaho initiative at www.stoptuitionhikes.com.
Startups can take on many forms, including non-profits for good social causes like StopTuitionHikes. Philip Bennett, the founder of Collabortank and the Boise Hub, also sees technology startups and companies selling products in every conceivable industry. Bennett and the Collabortank board are excited by the level of collaboration already taking place in the building and the diversity among its many members.
This is a needs-based solution that provides help for business owners looking to take the next step as entrepreneurs. If you want to join great organizations and initiatives like StopTuitionHikes in a collaborative and supportive environment, email Philip Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 321-1200.