Stowarzyszenie "PAM"

This Entry has been submitted.

Stowarzyszenie "PAM"

Poland
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Jacek Jakubowski, a psychologist and education reformer, is helping Polish young people break from patterns of apathy and anxiety and begin to generate youth-based development in which they start their own businesses, cultural groups and service organizations.

About Project

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

When Jacek Jakubowski looks at the problems facing modern Poland, he sees its youth as an untapped resource. Jacek has focused his energy on addressing the unique problems of the new generation of young people. He has developed a process that helps them confront the sense of helplessness and apathy common among them, and to transform it into creative planning. When young people take the initiative to build much-needed new organizations and activities in their communities, Jacek believes they empower themselves to become self-confident and competent citizens in tomorrow's Poland. Jacek helps young Poles to organize themselves around mutual passions and then links their new organizations to other segments of Polish society that provide the young people with vital support and services and ensure the survival of their organizations. For example, one young theater group has been linked to individuals in the National Opera Company. These connections ground the young people in the larger society and give them access to vital resources.