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Mobilizing Action

As part of the Bezos Scholars Program, every Scholar launches a project to raise awareness and mobilize action in their hometowns. These projects, known as a Local Ideas Festival, are designed to address a unique need in their community. Scholars build a committed team to support the project, with a vision of making a meaningful impact on their peers, school, and the broader community for years to come. 

Scholars gain significant personal and team-based leadership skills through this project-based learning experience. They receive ongoing coaching and support from their educator, school, community, as well as $1,000 in funding from the Bezos Family Foundation for up to three years. Because the projects are designed to be sustainable, many have been successfully running for 5+ years!

Learn more about the issues Scholars have mobilized change around and how their efforts have rippled out to make a positive difference.
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