All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Inspiration is great, but without action it is simply a feeling.
This section is about taking action. Do something:
The only failure is the failure to act. So, act. Act now.
And, of course, like the other sections of the website, this is a collaborative project. Your input is invaluable and indispensible! If you know of a service, scholarship or leadership opportunity, please, share it with us!
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club!
Idealist.org showcases thousands of volunteer (and internship and job) opportunities all around the world. Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
Peace Corps. 200,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
TakePart is a website, for one, and also a Social Action Network that includes individuals, NGOs, online communities and brands who share a common interest in making the world a better place.
Junior Achievement is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers — all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential.
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Project Patagonia. Project Patagonia is an all-volunteer, service-oriented initiative to improve the quality of education by increasing access to information technology in rural Argentina.
International College of American Nursing. Alleviating the global nursing shortage, and empower unemployed women graduates in Sri Lanka by training them to be nurses and placing them with hospitals.
An LA based nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music to support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa.
Gift Card Giver collects and distributes gift cards (unused or with remaining balances) to appropriate Non-Profit Organizations that can use those cards to help others.
National Society of High School Scholars: A GPA higher than 3.5 will earn you a place in this organization, thus making you eligible for a number of scholarships.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program is for motivated high school students who want to live with a host family and attend school for an academic year in Germany.
The UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars Program is for high school seniors who have an interest in pursuing doctoral study in the sciences or engineering, and who are interested in the advancement of minorities in the sciences and related fields.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service.
Postgraduate. Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships. The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups.
Postgraduate and budding library and information science enthusiasts. LIS Access Midwest Program (LAMP) is a regional network of academic libraries and information science schools dedicated to promoting careers within the field of library and information science (LIS) by encouraging promising undergraduate students at its member institutions to participate in activities and events designed to increase their awareness of the profession and to provide support for subsequent graduate studies in library and information science.
Postgraduate. Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national
and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of
conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service
Postgraduate. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
International Scholarships and financial aid specifically for
studying abroad. A listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and
other information to assist college and university students in their
pursuit to study abroad.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK (anywhere in the world, including USA) to study at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
International Students. Samsung Global Scholarship Program.
Seeking individuals who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership
potential and provides them with unique opportunities for leadership
development. Each year 15 to 20 individuals are chosen every year from
different parts of Globe namely India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,
China, Russia, Romania, Egypt, Vietnam.
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership’s (HOBY) mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.
American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls
State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while
developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen.
The Paideia Institute, located in Houston, Texas, transforms promising students into excellent academic and social leaders, prepared for immediate success in the rigor of higher education, aware of their Western educational heritage, and ready to assert themselves as leaders at the next level of their lives.
The University of Florida Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability summer program gives college bound high school students the opportunity to live, work, eat, and play on the campus of UF for 5 weeks each summer while learning about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
Year Up, in locations around the USA, is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.