This VIP employs the sidekick model of global social entrepreneurship to leverage market forces to accomplish 3 critical objectives. The first is to identify superhero local leaders in the global south who have a long track record of success in transforming their communities with social innovation. The second is to inspire the world about these largely unknown change agents and their work. The third is to generate resources for these superstar local leaders to expand their incredible work. Students will learn the sidekick model of global philanthropy and the Rise Up methodology of social entrepreneurship that produces social cause movements around high quality film, children’s books, and other media. The VIP will begin with particular focus on projects in Brazil.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Global Development, philanthropy, media, leadership, power relations, youth development, neighborhood transformation, leadership, social innovation
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
Major(s) all: Background/interest in transforming neighborhoods and youth in the Global South. Should also appreciate documentary film, children’s books, story-telling.
Major(s) all: Experience with or willingness to learn social entrepreneurship.