Young people hold the empathy, power, and ingenuity to solve world problems. We want to help them on their journey.

Learn About Solv[ED]
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Solv[ED] is designed to spark a sense of agency in young people aged 24 and under, encouraging, inspiring, and supporting them to become problem-solvers in their community and the world.

Solv[ED] will equip young people with knowledge, tools, and resources to practice problem identification and solution design. Solv[ED]’s approach prioritizes experiential learning, accessibility, and community-building among young problem-solvers.

There is no one path through Solv[ED]’s offerings. We’re creating a program for young people to design their own social impact journeys. This is our first year and we will be adding to the program as we go, based on the meaningful input of young people.

We can’t do this alone. That is why we are bringing together a community of youth organizations, education providers, and other cross-sector leaders to support young problem-solvers worldwide.

Sign up for the Solv[ED] newsletter to stay in the know.

"Solv[ED] will give young people the opportunity to learn about and practice skills for social entrepreneurship. I’m especially excited about the ways that it’ll do this while bringing young people from around the world together."

- Emma Yang, Founder, Timeless


Who is Solv[ED] For?



Program Components

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Facilitated Solveathon Workshops and Learning Sessions

High-energy events focused on purpose development, problem identification and solution prototyping, with micro-grants available to help develop solutions. Check out the calendar of upcoming events here.

Starting June 2021
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Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenges

Hosted on Solve’s open innovation platform. Young people anywhere can submit their solutions for the chance to become a Solv[ED] Innovator and get prize funding.

Accepting Applications
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Solv[ED] Solutions Event

Brings together young people who have taken part in the Solv[ED] program, and inspire and facilitate partnerships across the Solv[ED] ecosystem.

Scheduled for early 2022
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Solv[ED] Social Innovation online course

Open to anyone, anywhere. The course will guide young people in building skills and practicing methodologies for social innovation.

Scheduled for Fall 2022

The program will evolve and grow based on the meaningful input of young people. We want to hear from you, so join Generation Solve today!


Events

Click below to register for our events. We will add more over time so don’t forget to sign up for the Solv[ED] newsletter as more dates are confirmed!

Open to all young people 24 and under:

Limited seats available for all young people 24 and under:

Open to young people 24 and under from Solv[ED] Member organizations:

Look out for a message from your Member organization with a code to register. 


Get Involved

Become a Member

For organizations looking to support the next generation of innovators.

Join Generation Solve

For people 24 and under who want to solve problems in their community and the world.

Join Generation Solve

For young people everywhere who want to solve problems in their community and the world.


As a young person, Solv[ED] offers you the opportunity to:

  • Explore and reflect on your personal purpose, the problems in your community, and potential solutions you could work on
  • Meet and interact with young people from around the world, who are also passionate about making an impact
  • Gain experience and skills in design thinking methodologies and social innovation frameworks
  • Design, prototype and advance your own solutions with input from and partnerships with other young people and organizations
  • Receive micro-grant and prize funding to advance your own solution


Young people aged 24 and under around the world are able to participate in Solv[ED] programming due to the generosity of our donors and Solv[ED] Members.

Sign up for the Solv[ED] newsletter to receive updates on upcoming events including Solveathon Workshops and the launch of the Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge.

If you’d like your university, college, youth organization, and/or high school involved in Solv[ED], share our Member and Amplify Network opportunities with your institutions.


Solv[ED] Toolkit

Explore free online resources that we’ve picked for you.

No matter where you are in your social impact journey, we’ve got your covered. These resources include videos, courses, articles and podcasts that’ll help you understand your purpose, learn about world problems that matter to you, and create innovative solutions.

If there’s something you’d like to see on this Toolkit, but isn’t there right now, let us know.

Become a Solv[ED]Member

For organizations looking to support the next generation of innovators.

To submit your interest in Solv[ED] membership, sign up here.

Whether your organization is a university, college, school, youth-serving organization, foundation or business, we invite you to join the Solv[ED] Member community. Solv[ED] Membership establishes your organization as a leader in social impact education and helps you support young people in learning about and practicing social entrepreneurship and innovation. 

As a Solv[ED] Member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Give students and young people within your organization/institution access to year-round programming, including learning sessions, workshops, micro-grants, open innovation Challenges, prizes, and an open-access online course

  • Join a community of cross-sector leaders committed to learning from and partnering with one another to help young people around the world design their own social impact journeys

  • Promote youth innovation by elevating and funding promising solutions submitted to the Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge 

Membership fees are paid annually and are intended as a charitable contribution to MIT which will support the Solv[ED] program. Click below to learn more about membership and levels of engagement.



Join our Amplify Network

Did we mention we can’t do this alone? In addition to our Members, Solv[ED] is building a network of organizations that are committed to supporting young people on their social impact journeys.

The Amplify Network is free to join and allows you to:

  • Access communications and updates about Solv[ED] offerings 
  • Promote Solv[ED] Challenge and offerings through external channels 
  • Promote your own youth social impact initiatives in the Solv[ED] newsletter 
  • Contribute to the Solv[ED] Toolkit with free open-access resources

If you are interested in joining our Amplify Network, please fill out this interest form and a member of the Solv[ED] team will be in touch. If you would like to be more engaged and join our events, consider the Solv[ED] Membership here.



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Our work would not be possible without the generosity and support of:

 
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