TOM seeks to drive a local and global movement of innovators in design and technology to create extremely affordable solution to acute and neglected societal problems faced primarily by struggling communities and households. 3 TOM gatherings happened last year. 14 locations expressed interest.
Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!
Winner: Margaret Koli, Presenter, HNP: Transforming the World's Leaders Into Entrepreneurs
- Sanda Balaban, Scholar, CityPathways (cPaths): Helping Youth See Paths to Possible Futures
- Ashanti Branch, Scholar, @EverForwardClub -- Sending 100 Young Men of Color to College!
- Andeisha Farid, Scholar, Girls Of Afghanistan Leadership: G.O.A.L.
- Gidi Grinstein, Presenter, TOM Societal Innovation Platform
Youth Leadership Academy is a bridge over which the young orphanage girls can leap into adulthood in Afghan society with skills and confidence necessary to encourage their involvement in positive social change for women in Afghanistan. This program will be comprised of a semester-long workshop that will be held at an orphanage in Kabul and would also include remote coaching where volunteers from other countries would ...more »
AMAL seeks to help young Muslims become more involved in the political and civic processes of the United States by highlighting leadership examples in the community, raising awareness about resources, establishing a mentorship program, organizing a leadership conference, and establishing a mini-grant project fund for the implementation of civically and/or politically oriented projects.
CityPathways (cPaths) coaches under-resourced youth to “see paths” toward possible futures, igniting learning beyond school. Immersive hands-on experiences in community organizations and cultural institutions synthesize their growing competencies, using micro-credentials to validate progress.
WeWho is a peer-to-peer mobile video chat platform designed to foster productive and purposeful discourse on topics of mutual passion. By engaging real people face-to-face, WeWho quashes internet incivility in favor of meaningful dialogue, guiding users to greater awareness and promoting tolerance.
POLLitics is a polling application that reengages the public in American politics. Connecting users to representatives via polls and data figures, POLLitics gives voice to the public, and data to all. It is about furthering the democratic process locally and nationally, giving insight into public opinion and political action that ultimately help both parties make informed decisions.
A media-rich, interactive, online curriculum focused on interfaith understanding, which will prepare people to participate in much-needed, courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity by enabling them to learn about people from various worship communities around the world.
Online bullying, gang and terrorist recruitment are at all time highs. The Youth Peace Action Lab empowers 15-26 year olds to implement their own solutions to oppose this intolerance. In partnership with leading Boston-based universities, we will prove youth-launched projects can change the way the world counters online extremism.
My idea is to create an easily accessible web-site that would be a place of contact for environmental project suggestions that arise all over the world. With the easily accessible web-site we would make the problems meet the global brain power resources. The web-page would also act as runway for talented students everywhere that do not necessarily have the required resources or contacts.
If children from economically challenged communities do not graduate from high school, chances are, they will be condemned to a life of poverty. Connect-IN, helps disadvantaged youth connect a quality education to their future financial wellbeing.
Our Cultivation Program provides inclusive, hands-on support to local social enterprises, enabling them to grow and achieve their potential. Our goal is to strengthen, innovate, and expand the reach of our service offerings to serve more entrepreneurs and enterprises in need of strategic support.
Build technology that allows the local government officials who run elections to easily send election alerts and notifications to voters via email and SMS. Voters can then receive all vital election information digitally, including their polling place and when to vote.
This project is about a youth regional Targ.Balci.Fest that focuses on non-formal education and social entrepreneurship. During one full week every August we empower youth for being the next leaders on their societies through cultural-sport-seminars-contests- trainings- art activities.
Cyberbullying is a silent and deadly pandemic affecting more than 50% of adolescents online today. Victims suffer from long term depression, life-time of anxiety, low self-esteem and 38% who have been repeated cyberbullied, exhibit suicidal tendencies. ReThink is an innovative and transformational technology solution that stops cyberbullying before bullying occurs. ReThink is also a movement to raise awareness about ...more »
What would your day look like if the closest place to fetch water was an hour's walk away? Around the world, lack of water access is one of the key markers of poverty, and in rural villages around the world, women and children regularly travel for this long or more each way, every day, to fetch water for the home. Piped water systems that bring the water directly into a community are known to be a revolutionary innovation ...more »