Mentorship

Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science + Technology + Engineering + Math (STEM) Education

Winners Announced!

Carnegie Corporation of New York, Opportunity Equation, and Ashoka Changemakers launched the Partnering for Excellence collaborative competition to find innovative approaches to inspiring STEM-rich learning in our classrooms by connecting students with STEM professionals.

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In addition to the 10 finalists, we are also thrilled to announce the finalists for the six special-focus prizes** sponsored by ExxonMobil Foundation, Jhumki Basu Foundation, The Mind Trust, Amgen, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Learn more about their innovations to bring STEM talent into schools by viewing their entries listed below: **Special Focus Prize Sponsors are responsible for selecting their own winner(s). Naming of finalists does not guarantee that a winner will be selected.
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Labit

for profit

Labit seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, Labit assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.

NLab

hybrid

Nlab works to build an ICT competitive, creative and innovative young generation in Tanzania by introducing new ICT technologies and teaching coding to children of all abilities in Tanzania. We also organize coding festivals, holiday camps for children and mentor their innovations.

GLOBAL MEDIA ENTERPRISE

hybrid

Inter-institutional media challenge is an annual media challenge for Universities/Institutes offering Journalism and Mass Communication as a major course in Uganda. The premise of IMC is to create a platform for aspiring journalists to exhibit their skills and talents but above all to expose them.

The Before I Die Network

for profit

A peer-to-peer career support service that empowers young jobseekers to build the clarity and confidence they need to find meaningful employment. Social events and an online community combine accountability and advice with a practical task management tool, helping users progress towards their goals.

Be The Change Project

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Be The Change Project is a social enterprise which seeks to mentor young school girls on the values of acquiring artisan skills in addition to formal education. Apart from impacting culinary skills, it plans to host a Home Economics and Lifestyle challenge to equip home economics laboratories.

Transform

hybrid

Transform, an approach working with young people who believes they are best able to thrive when they are supported across all sectors of the community by individuals, businesses and more through mentorship by 2025. It facilitates career selection, career advancement and achievement of grant funding.

Youth Empowerment Center

hybrid

AiM works to foster youth leadership and reduce school dropouts by providing to high school students trainings in order for them to have higher chances of being eligible for job or scholarship opportunities and to become great entrepreneurs after school.

Jumpstart Academy Africa

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Using the principles of ethical leadership and entrepreneurship, Jumpstart Academy Africa is teaching secondary school students 21st century skills so that they can innovate across different sectors. We teach students to be job creators as opposed to the old rhetoric of job seekers.

INNOVAR INDIA

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

INNOVAR INDIA is a project for the promotion of the innovative ideas culture among the technical colleges and among students to foster the innovations and and nurture the ideas that can create a great impact on the society and in technical advancement hence to make india a most innovative country.

Growing Young Leaders

Someone I look up to asked "Do you want to create your own wave or surfboard?"-Andrew Mahiga. Growing young leaders program is aimed at bridging the gap between graduates and employees. Over 40% of the Tanzanian graduates are unemployed. What if instead of waiting to react, individuals pro-acted?

mycareer.com

for profit

Students do not have enough knowledge about "Opportunities and life in different fields as career". Further there is no system(Information Bank, mentoring, doubts clearing session) to guide the students. As a result, students are confused & without vision for their career.

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iStartUp

EntreCorporate will be providing basic business start-up resources to entrepreneurs who don't have a business education, through our program iStartUp. It aims to give individuals a genesis point and guidelines for starting and developing entrepreneurial projects.WHO IS iStartUp FOR?iStartUp resources are aimed at members of society that have a desire to begin businesses but do not have the education they feel would be essential in setting up the foundation of an enterprise.

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Harare
Zimbabwe
17° 52' 5.6208" S, 31° 0' 20.7252" E
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SPACE INTERVENTION OUTREACH

Space Intervention Outreach is an educational movement that offers career expo to high school learners from disadvantage backgrounds in remote or semi remote places. The massege is send out to grade nine (9) learners to choose their subject wisely, subjects that will allow them to persue their favourite careers. All learners from who are in grade 11, 12 , and the post matriculants are given the priviledge to be part of the career expo, as they would sooner or later have to make informed decisions about the career professions that they want to persue.

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Brakpan
South Africa
26° 14' 50.838" S, 28° 21' 58.5828" E
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SPACE INTERVENTION OUTREACH

Space Intervention Outreach is an educational movement that offers career expo to high school learners from disadvantage backgrounds in remote or semi remote places. The massege is send out to grade nine (9) learners to choose their subject wisely, subjects that will allow them to persue their favourite careers. All learners from who are in grade 11, 12 , and the post matriculants are given the priviledge to be part of the career expo, as they would sooner or later have to make informed decisions about the career professions that they want to persue.

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Brakpan
South Africa
26° 13' 53.85" S, 28° 23' 8.9736" E
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SPACE INTERVENTION OUTREACH

Space Intervention Outreach is an educational movement that offers career expo to high school learners from disadvantage backgrounds in remote or semi remote places. The massege is send out to grade nine (9) learners to choose their subject wisely, subjects that will allow them to persue their favourite careers. All learners from who are in grade 11, 12 , and the post matriculants are given the priviledge to be part of the career expo, as they would sooner or later have to make informed decisions about the career professions that they want to persue.

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Brakpan
South Africa
26° 14' 52.35" S, 28° 21' 53.8056" E
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Youths4Change

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Youths4Change is a community based organization which mentors and empowers youths of all abilities across Cameroon. Our flagship project ENVISION, creates inclusive environments, teaches youths with disabilities entrepreneurial skills and builds the self-esteem of youths living with disabilities.

Jumpstart Academy Africa

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

JumpStart Academy Africa recruits unemployed university students and graduates and trains them using the principles of ethical leadership and entrepreneurship. These youths gain 21st century skills, and are able to train secondary school students aged 15 - 18 over a period of 2 years.

Language Buddy Network

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

The Language Buddy Network pairs language learning enthusiasts with someone with complementary language learning needs through an online platform. For example, a Chinese native speaker with Spanish learning need will be paired with a Mexican wanting to learn Chinese.

Entreprevolution

If young people could get the handholding they need, they can create entrepreneurial ventures so as to employ themselves and their colleagues. Entreprevolution is bootstrapping an accelerator platform to engage entrepreneurial types across multiple universities in Ghana. Most entrepreneurial types have great ideas but do not know what to do next. This is where Entreprevolution comes in.Entreprevolution is a bottom-up entrepreneurial revolution calling on entrepreneurial types across multiple universities in the country to rise up and start pursuing their ideas today, not tomorrow.

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Accra
Ghana
5° 33' 25.2972" N, 0° 13' 8.94" W
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Labit

for profit

Labit seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, Labit assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.

Fatuma's Voice

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Fatuma's Voice is an ideal platform where people meet to talk about social issues revolving around their lives. We do this through poetry, live music, motivational talks, and open forum discussions where people air their views on a certain chosen topic of the week.

El@s

government

El@s (Empoderamento, Liberdade, Ação e Sororidade): rede de mulheres mediadoras em tecnologias aplicadas às demandas das comunidades do Litoral Sul da Bahia com o objetivo de promover ações de empoderamento tecnológico entre as mulheres mediadoras, crianças e jovens que receberão as capacitações.

Team to Win

TEAM TO WIN is dedicated to providing economically challenged, at risk, high school students access to a FREE Medical Mentoring Program. Includes hands-on sports medicine education, CPR & First Aid certification. We partner H.S. students with medical professionals who teach the program.

MakeSense

hybrid

MakeSense is a global community of thousands of individuals and groups who share a common passion for social change. We support social entrepreneurs connecting them with individuals ready to solve their challenges, through a web application and creative workshops.

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