We Need Generous Leaders

Let’s ignite the passion that lives in every student

The Big Idea Project® is a turn-key system that allows schools and educators to make a real difference. Students identify a need in society they would like to do something about, work together with a business mentor to design their action plan and then make their Big Idea come to life.

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Our objectives are to create and foster:

  • Generous Leadership®
  • Empathy
  • Entrepreneurial Confidence
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Positive Social Impact

It takes a village…

We all play a part in creating a future of generous leaders. What’s your role?


Easy-to-integrate curriculum built for your classroom


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Learn life-long skills through an unforgettable experience


Create a positive impact on yourself and the lives of others

What to Expect


Help build the next generation of leaders for your business


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Building a story through video

Teachers customize our curriculum to their needs and set the stage for the project, providing resources and knowledge.

Teams of 3-4 students work together in a semester-long project. At the end of the semester, teams create a storytelling video and present their impact to the community for the chance to win a college scholarship and a spot at the State presentation event.

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The exponential impact

What if every teacher had the chance to implement Big Idea Project? The possibilities are staggering.

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“The Big Idea Project has provided an extraordinary opportunity for students at Columbine High School. This worthwhile venture teaches lifelong skills. Students have learned how to receive graciously and give generously and to make a difference in the lives of others.”Frank DeAngelis, Former Principal, Columbine High School

Easy ways to get involved

We make it simple to take your first step to creating generous leaders.

Free Classroom Tools

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Parent FAQs

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Our Generous Sponsors

  • Anschutz Foundation
  • Colorado Thought Leaders Forum
  • Daniels Fund
  • Chick-fil-A Foundation
  • Graebel
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