Our Solution

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We turn academic
knowledge into life skills

Working closely with schools and districts, we provide turn-key programs that build student workforce readiness, applied skills, leadership and wellbeing. We work closely with teachers (the heroes in the classroom) to provide training, resources, relationships and onsite support so they can unlock their students’ potential.

Transforming the way
students learn

Our proven model is to use service learning as a tool for learning, in parallel with highly relevant content. Students observe the world around them to identify an issue that negatively impacts others. They then work together in teams to be the solution. As they work in and outside of the classroom, they grow as people. They see the world from a new perspective. They learn skills such as responsibility, communication and project management. They recognize what it means to care for themselves and others. They recognize their value and find meaning in their work.

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“The Big Idea Project was the best class and community service project I ever participated in. It helped me serve the needs of others, grow as a person, and was a lot of fun!”

Student

Created by a teacher for teachers


Teachers know their students best and have more influence than outside program staff ever could. BIP empowers teachers to use their position of influence to provide an unforgettable learning experience.

In the classroom


Big Idea Project can be customized to meet the needs of the school. Many choose to use the program as a semester-long capstone elective, others integrate the Project into existing classes using our short program. Due to demand, a full-year course will be available soon.

Real world skills and portfolio


Students step into the uncomfortable and fail forward throughout the project. They learn grit, responsibility, critical thinking and even how to reach out to local businesses to pitch an idea. At the end of the semester, they have a real world portfolio to use for future employment or college applications.

Access to mentors


Big Idea Project provides each team with a mentor who is a leader and influencer in the community. Mentors provide guidance, perspective, advice and connections. Students learn how to take responsibility to drive the relationship and build their professional network.

Stories of impact

At the end of the semester, students create a storytelling video that chronicles their results. The best way to see what students do through Big Idea Project is to watch the videos they create.

‘Project Home’ was a team that wanted to help with the issue of homelessness. Their results (and cinematography) were impressive.


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Working together

Teamwork makes our mission of transforming students through innovative education possible. Big Idea Project is the catalyst that brings together the three C’s: Classrooms, Companies and the Community.



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Problems are better solved together, with students leading the way.

As our community grows, everyone wins.

What is Generous Leadership?

Created by our Founder, the Generous Leadership® paradigm is a way of viewing the world, that requires empathy, selflessness and action. Generous Leadership® is not a leadership style or theory. It is a way of being, thinking and doing that is others-focused and others-motivated.

Generous Leadership® is abundantly giving of yourself so others may be and do their best.

Watch this example of what a Generous Leadership® paradigm shift looks like.

What is Generous Leadership?

Created by our Founder, the Generous Leadership® paradigm is a way of viewing the world, that requires empathy, selflessness and action. Generous Leadership® is not a leadership style or theory. It is a way of being, thinking and doing that is others-focused and others-motivated.

Generous Leadership® is abundantly giving of yourself so others may be and do their best.

Watch this example of what a Generous Leadership® paradigm shift looks like.