FFF's Pilot Portfolio Directors (13 competitively selected BGIA students from 6 countries) announce Spring 2009 youth-led social investment selections. The four pilot ventures were chosen from 14 outstanding opportunities nominated by four of FFF Pipeline Partners: Clinton Global Initiative University, Global Engagement Summit, New York Women Social Entrepreneurs, and Teach for America.
Climate Change & Energy
Focus the Nation's Focus Fellowship Program trains and supports youth leaders from coal-dependent US states to develop and present their vision for clean energy solutions at COP15 climate treaty negotiations (Copenhagen, Denmark, December 2009); build intergenerational mentor relationships with clean energy professionals achieving tangible, replicable results in their communities, and report back an annual Town Hall event. Venture nominated by Clinton Global Initiative.
The Generation Project harnesses the ideas of donors to expand opportunities for high-need, lowincome K-12 student. Venture nominated by Teach for America.
Mali Health Organizing Project promoting health change, not charity, MHOP assists slums in creating their own health care solutions, with the ultimate goal of engaging the government and the slum to invest in health and development without outside assistance. Venture nominated by Global Engagement Summit.
Human Rights & Peace
Public Stuff connecting people with local government through a user-friendly, online portal; great things can happen when everyone is involved. Venture nominated by New York Women Social Entrepreneurs.