it’s all about the youth
i-genius member Kristle Calisto-Tavares is no stranger to social entrepreneurship and innovation is now spear-heading a fantastic initiative for TakingITGlobal. The Sprout E-course equips youth around the world with essential project management skills to develop and implement effective social innovation projects and create change in their communities. Through a 9-week online program combining lessons and webinars, youth connect to facilitators and one another, acquiring the skills to convert their world-changing ideas into actionable project plans ready to be implemented in their communities.
The next e-course cycle runs July 4 to Sept 2, 2011. The cost of the e-course is $50 CDN and registration is a fast and easy process (http://tigurl.org/sprout). Since 2008, over 350 youth from 40 countries have participated in the e-course. Each participant who successfully completes the e-course is eligible to apply for the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation – a four month international fellowship program with project incubation, e-mentoring and grants of $1,000 and $5000. It’s all about the youth, so spread the word!
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