Through the TRANSFORMx initiative, we enable universities to offer award-winning courses to students that have been taught at top universities, including Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell, NYU, and Yale.
Students have the power to become the great innovators, social entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, and visionaries who can change the world. This power has been self-evident over the last 50 years: Students have been essential to virtually all social movements. They were the driving force behind the Civil Rights movement, and were essential in the stopping apartheid in South Africa. Students played a transformative role in other campaigns from the women’s movement in the U.S. to the democracy and human rights movements across the world. Students have also been the driving force in starting many award-winning nonprofits and successful businesses.
Yet typically students have to figure out the strategies for success by themselves. They don’t get these lessons in their universities. There are few workshops or classes on success, with even fewer training sessions about personal and social transformation. Perhaps this is why so many people believe that apathy is rampant among young people today. We know that this isn’t true. Our experience is that students have the energy, enthusiasm, idealism, and intelligence to change the world.
They just need the training and the tools. Great leaders are not born, but made. Even the great icons of the civil rights movement, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez, had extensive training before they launched movements for equality and justice. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, many social entrepreneurs may be using different strategies, but they are just as much in need of learning the strategies for success.
To see a list of the different workshops, classes, and training sessions at universities, click the link to “Trainings and Workshops”.