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Babson Summer Study

$301
2%
Raised toward our $12,500 Goal
4 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 23, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Babson Summer Study

Help us empower the generation that will solve the world's greatest challenges.

 

Babson Summer Study is a four-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. Students cultivate core career skills and a sharp entrepreneurial mindset for overcoming challenges in any organization, in any role—all while earning college credit and living as a member of a college community.

 

Surrounded by other aspiring entrepreneurial leaders from around the world, Summer Study students gain real-world experience in turning ideas into ventures that create positive social and economic value. They learn how a business, service, or movement can advance the UN Global Goals (UN SDGs)—the most pressing issues facing our communities, like climate change, racial injustice, and income inequality. And they gain the skills and confidence to start creating sustainable positive impact.

 

We want to put the power of Babson's problem-solving mindset in the hands of more of these young entrepreneurial leaders, regardless of their life circumstances or socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

Your gift can help make that happen.

 

Hear the impact of Summer Study in students' own words:

 

Having the opportunity to hear directly from local entrepreneurs about how they started as teenagers, as young people who had nothing, then built their business ... it helped us understand that it’s not all about how much you have or how big your venture is, but how big of an impact it can be to society.

– Mireille Ngamije, Kigali, Rwanda & SheaMoisture Scholar

 

I learned when you go through the city, you can see problems. You can think about solutions. I didn’t realize the opportunities in my city or in my environment before that, but now when I go through the city I can activate this model and goal. What may be problems? How can I solve them?

– Mathias Reyes, Berlin, Germany

 

It's time to overcome these societal obstacles [like gender and racial equity] and evolve the image of a CEO. I say that position that you always wanted looks like you.

– Tiffany Ramsarran, Hopkinton, Massachusetts & SheaMoisture Scholar

 

The SheaMoisture Scholars (also featured in video at top of page) attended Babson Summer Study through a generous gift by SheaMoisture Community Commerce. Since 2016, this gift has enabled 10 young women entrepreneurs from around the world to attend Summer Study each year.

With your help, we can fund more impactful scholarships like these.

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Choose a giving level

$20

Changemaker

Make a gift of $20 in honor of the 2020 Decade of Action for accelerating sustainable solutions to the UN Global Goals. Even small gifts add up and will help empower this new generation of changemakers.

$100

Luminary

If 100 people donate $100, we can fund a Full Scholarship and travel stipend for an aspiring entrepreneurial leader.

$250

Entrepreneur

Your gift of $250 will provide Summer Study students with business attire for the program and beyond, whether they are pitching their Summer Study venture or interviewing for their next opportunity.

$1,000

Trailblazer

A $1,000 gift can cover travel expenses for one international or two domestic students traveling to Summer Study.

$8,750

Social Innovator

An $8,750 gift will fund a needs-based scholarship for one aspiring entrepreneurial leader to attend to Summer Study.

$10,000

Positive Disruptor

A gift or $10,000 or more will provide a need-based scholarship for one aspiring entrepreneurial leader to travel to and attend Babson Summer Study. A small stipend may be provided to qualified students who otherwise cannot attend the program due to the opportunity cost of forgoing four weeks of summer employment.

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