Meet the 2019 Bezos Scholars!

Community Change Projects

Annually, Scholar teams create community change projects to raise awareness and mobilize action in their hometowns. Scholars gain significant personal and team-based leadership skills through this project-based learning experience which combines their unique passion with addressing a community need. With ongoing support from their educator and school administration, and $1,000 in funding from the Bezos Scholars Program, Scholars build a committed team to support their project—also called Local Ideals Festivals—with a vision of impacting peers, their school, and the broader community for years to come. Learn more about the issues that these young people have mobilized change around below.

More Community Change Projects

This Northside College Prep team from Chicago raised awareness about Islam’s values and combat Islamophobia through a verbal-arts themed ...
Speak 901
Their festival featured speakers, activities, and food, in addition to highlighting the importance of conversations with each other to dismantle ...
Triton Alliance
Throughout the year, The Preuss School duo in San Diego paired high school students with middle school  students to serve ...