5/29 Gen-I NOW: Village to Raise a Child Program

Village to Raise a Child is a program established by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative that identifies and nurtures five young social entrepreneurs from around the world. These five students—called “Global Trailblazers”—are selected via a global competition that searches for the most inspiring high school students with the most innovative ideas from countries around the globe. These students spend one funded week at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to develop their projects and leadership skills and pitch their project to the annual Igniting Innovation Summit. In addition, winners meet social entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston Area, partake in workshops pertaining to the different aspects of leading a social enterprise, and attend classes and learn more about life at Harvard/in an American university.


  • Must be enrolled in high school; and
  • Must have an innovative idea or recently initiated project that attempts to solve a community-wide problem.

To Register: Click here and complete the application form, including:

  • Name;
  • Contact information; and
  • Project/idea information via short essays.

Questions? If you have questions, please email villagetoraiseachild@gmail.com.