We Need Generous Leaders

Transforming Students, Teachers and Communities

The Big Idea Project is an evidence-based multi-disciplinary program that uses experience and authentic work to reveal the potential of students to become leaders in life and work after high school.

Students are immersed into their community to solve relevant life challenges while learning to think critically and apply 21st century vital skills and concepts.

Teachers are empowered to facilitate learning, making authentic connections that foster students’ social emotional development.

Schools implement a proven turn-key capstone program that engages students to take ownership of their learning and create real community impact with the guidance of business mentors.

Guided by trained teachers, and coached by business mentors, the Big Idea Project focuses on “whole” student and teacher transformation.

The Big Idea Project can be your turn-key capstone solution—or integrated into any existing class curriculum.

The Big Idea Project:

  • Enables application of English and math concepts to real life
  • Is easy to implement and is measurable
  • Includes training and on-site teacher support
  • Broadens student career and business awareness
  • Fulfills Colorado’s graduation capstone requirement
  • Is aligned to CASEL’s five SEL competencies
  • Supports ICAP and 21st Century learning objectives

It takes a village…

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


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What to Expect


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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.

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  • Daniels Fund
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