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Babson Summer Study

$301
2%
Raised toward our $12,500 Goal
4 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 31, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Babson Summer Study

Fuel the generation that is solving the world's greatest challenges.

 

Babson Summer Study is a 3.5-week experiential program (currently online-only) for rising high school juniors and seniors to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. Together with a global cohort of peers, these teens will apply a new way of thinking and acting, enabling them to overcome challenges of any kind, in any organization, in any role—all while earning college credit and getting a taste of what it’s like to be a part of a college community.

 

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—which represent a $12 trillion market opportunity. 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 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 60 young women entrepreneurs from around the world to attend Summer Study.

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

Levels
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

A small stipend may be provided to qualified students who otherwise cannot attend Summer Study due to the opportunity cost of forgoing 3.5 weeks of summer employment.

$500

Trailblazer

Some students may not have the proper technology to participate in Summer Study. Your gift of $500 will provide a need-based student with a laptop to use for the program and beyond.

$5,500

Social Innovator

A $5,500 gift will fully fund a needs-based scholarship for one aspiring entrepreneurial leader to attend Babson Summer Study.

$11,000

Positive Disruptor

A gift of $11,000 will provide a need-based scholarship for two aspiring entrepreneurial leaders to attend Babson Summer Study.

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