CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (PRWEB) April 26, 2006 –
Intalgent announced today that on February 19, 2006, they successfully launched the 8 for '08 Student Poll, a national collaboration between the Youth Leadership Initiative at the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the White House Project. The goal of the 8 for '08 campaign is to educate and inform Americans about some of the strong, capable women currently serving our country in a leadership capacity.
The White House Project identified eight women, four Republicans and four Democrats, with the qualifications to run for president. Teachers and students could access lesson plans focusing on gender and the presidency, a biography and photo of each of the eight candidates, and both online and paper ballots to use for casting votes. During the three-week period the polls were open, more than 13,000 students in 45 states, including the District of Columbia, voted using the Youth Leadership Initiative website.
Providing a valuable and unique learning opportunity for students, the “8 for ‘08” youth poll granted them access to detailed candidate bios for each of the eight women before they cast their votes. During the three-week period the polls were open, more than 13,000 students in 45 states, including the District of Columbia, voted using the Youth Leadership Initiative website.
“Intalgent does a great job of being an equal partner. Despite the short notice, they understood the importance of this project to us and diligently worked to make our participation in this project a reality,” said Lea Brown, Director of the Youth Leadership Initiative.
The poll developed for the Youth Leadership Initiative proved efficient and reliable, and in turn, accommodated a high volume of votes over a short period of time. Not only were students able to interactively view candidate biographies and cast their votes, but also teachers could log in to the website and monitor their students’ progress without viewing their votes. The cooperative effort of Category 4, a local graphic design firm, who brought valuable design and aesthetic perspective, and Intalgent, who brought a multi-faceted features and functionality perspective, resulted in a valuable and polished learning and teaching tool. This interactive and extensive approach to the 8 for ’08 initiative succeeds in maximizing the learning opportunity for students as well as teachers.
"Knowing that we can rely on Intalgent to deliver a fully functional product means a great deal to us. The 8 for '08 poll ran smoothly, with no problems reported by our users. Our strong working relationship with Intalgent is a result of our collaboration on past projects, and allows us to consistently deliver a high-quality product to our teachers and students," said Lea Brown, Director of the Youth Leadership Initiative.
On the weekend of April 29, Parade Magazine will feature an article about the White House Project’s 8 for ’08 initiative that will include results by state from the student poll hosted on the Youth Leadership Initiative’s website.
Intalgent is an innovative technology organization that specializes in software and system development and management. Intalgent focuses on the practical application of new and emerging technologies to develop custom solutions for its customers. Intalgent is a privately held Limited Liability Corporation headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.
About the University of Virginia Center for Politics Youth Leadership Initiative
The Youth Leadership Initiative is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing civics resources for teachers and students in grades K through 12. These resources are designed to encourage and promote student interest and participation in the American political process. The Youth Leadership Initiative is headquartered at the University of Virginia Center for Politics in Charlottesville, Virginia.
About The White House Project
The White House Project is a non-profit, non-partisan national organization that strives to advance women’s leadership in communities around the nation. Programs piloted by the White House Project serve to support women in leadership roles and also encourage their involvement in politics. The White House Project is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Category 4
Category 4 is a graphic design firm committed to designing and hosting creative and usable websites. Additionally, they offer a suite of business solutions that can be integrated into their unique designs. Category 4 is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.