As a follow-up to the EFF Debate on Learner Voice, TakingITGlobal and EFF have partnered to offer a custom Sprout E-Course cohort and seed grants to young people with projects ideas to create positive change in education in their countries and regions. www.effdebate.org
As a follow-up to their Learning 2030: Equinox summit, WGSI provided support for student attendees to complete a custom cohort of the Sprout E-course, be matched with mentors, and receive seed funding to launch their education initiatives.
Through the joint creation of Innovate for Good with TakingITGlobal, Microsoft funded over 200 youth from 30 countries to complete the Sprout E-course. TakingITGlobal also provided mentor matching with Microsoft employees, and oversaw the disbursement of more than $500,000 in grants to youth-led social innovations around the world.
Pearson was the founding support of the Sprout Ideas program. Through a three-year grant from their foundation in 2009, Pearson's support enabled the design and evolution of the Sprout E-Course curriculum, and the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation, which awarded more than 20 Sprout E-Course graduates with mentorship and funding to launch their ideas. www.pearsoned.com
With the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Library of Alexandria provided funding for the creation of Youth for Change, a youth leadership program across the Arab world that combined an Arabic offering of the Sprout E-course with seed grants and workshops.
After receiving an award from the region of Extremadura in Spain, we collaborated with the regional government to translate the Sprout E-course into Spanish, and offered it to young people across their region.
TakingITGlobal and the Public Policy Forum collaborated to launch Change Inc., a version of the Sprout E-course tailored specifically to Ontario high school students.