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STEM Venture Examples

Dios Del Sol: Jose Israel Cruz stated Diso Del Sol, a community-led initiative with the goal of bringing solar power to tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans by 2019. Jose partners with faith-based institutions, volunteers and Puerto Rican solar energy associations to help churches finance, transition to and manage solar microgrids.


All winners of the STEM for Changemaking Challenge will receive:


All winners for the GM STEM 4 Changemaking Challenge will receive:

  • A travel stipend for one youth representative and a chaperone to attend the two-day GM STEM 4 Changemaking Summit at the GM Austin Innovation Center in Austin, Texas in April 2019
  • In depth movement building training that will allow you to return home and encourage other young people to use STEM for social good

  • Access to seed funding to support and grow their projects

Eligibility & Criteria

Am I eligible? If the answer is yes to the following, we would love to consider your application:

  • Are you a young person between the ages of 14-18 in the United States?

  • Have you leveraged STEM to address a problem you care about in your own community or a community to  which you have a personal connection?

  • Did you put your idea into action at least 3 months ago?

#LeadYoung - Malcolm Asher: Making hospitals more friendly for youth

Starting with a pack of art supplies, Malcolm and his team launched a nonprofit and global movement to change how kids experience hospitals through art

What Leading Social Entrepreneurs Are Telling Us

After running one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing entrepreneurs ever collected this past spring, Ashoka now has the data to show that Kritaya and Christoph are not anomalies — nearly half of Ashoka Fellows had their first changemaking experience before the age of 21.

Emerging Insights 2018: Youth

With 1.8 billion people, 25% of the total global population, between 10 and 24, strategizing a better future for young people is of utmost importance. Our Fellows this year are helping to resolve the youth paradox by recognizing the importance of personalized and local context in facilitating opportunities for young people to lead.


Ashoka Brasil lança movimento para reconhecer adolescentes e jovens em 2019

Em 2018, a Ashoka Global lançou um movimento para buscar jovens que já encontraram seu poder para criar mudanças para o bem de todos e que estão engajando seus pares. 13 jovens nos EUA e Indonésia já estão cocriando um mundo de pessoas que transformam, são os Ashoka Young Changemaker. Confira aqui as histórias dos jovens reconhecidos em 2018 (em inglês).