Throughout Global Scholar, Scholars work in groups to develop a project that addresses a civic, social, or planetary challenge. The projects serve as the culmination of the Action Labs, workshops, and project coaching sessions that Scholars participate in. Scholars have the option to launch their projects in the real world post-program, and we offer funding, monthly coaching calls, and 1:1 chats to provide ongoing support.

Global Scholar 2021 Final Projects

Global Health and Racial Disparities

David, Malika, and Sanya

David, Malika, and Sanya created a two-pronged project to work on racial disparities in global health. In order to amplify youth voices in public health advocacy, the trio planned the creation of youth groups in health advocacy nonprofits. To simultaneously provide youth with resources to enact change in their communities, they also planned to launch a website.

By Students 4 Students

Emma and Rebecca

Recognising the disparities in the education that different people are able to access, Emma and Rebecca developed a website curating free resources on social justice. With a focus on the LGBTQ+ community and racism, By Students 4 Students offers a collection of videos, articles, and books.

Post Plastic

Avani, Esther, and Lanie

To expand both local and federal plastic reduction policies, Avani, Esther, and Lanie created Post Plastic: an online campaign promoting plastic reduction. The trio’s concept uses Positive Policy Reinforcement to scale their work up. They also developed a website disseminating information on plastic-related policies, as well as the Post Plastic Pledge for people to pledge personal plastic reduction.


Anika, Lucien, Roshan, and Zoey

To provide low-income communities with access to healthy produce and well-maintained community gardens, this group of four developed GardenPath. GardenPath is a multi-faceted project, involving: lobbying elected officials for increased funding for community gardens, running individual projects promoting community gardens, and creating a website connecting youth with community gardens in their area.

Women Refugee Rights Grant

Aya, Basma, Jordan, and Talia

To help empower female refugees by making education more accessible, this team of four ideated the Women Refugee Rights Grant. Covering undergraduate expenses for four years for 3 female refugees per U.S. state, such a grant would have the power to drastically improve the lives of many. The group also identified tactics they could use to make the grant a feasible project.

Project Green Street

Asher, Everett, Neva

In an effort to make neighborhoods more environmentally-friendly and clean, Asher, Everett, and Neva created Project Green Street. The initiative involves turning regular streets into Green Streets, which use vegetation and engineered systems to capture rainwater. The benefits of Green Streets range from improved air and water quality to increased liveability and aesthetic value.

Guns are not Candies

Hana, Julian, and Satvika

To combat gun violence through multiple methods, Hana, Julian, and Satvika developed Guns are not Candies. The project involves educating the public on the causes of gun violence and methods of combating it, and reaching out to legislators to push for legislation that enforces background checks and limits the sale of illegal weaponry. The trio set up an Instagram page (@gunsarenot_candies) and a website to begin educating others.

Climate Disaster: Engaging Youth Against Pipelines

Akari, Eric, and Lincoln

Akari, Eric, and Lincoln set out to combat environmental destruction and defend indigenous communities’ rights, by connecting youth with indigenous-led climate action. They planned to support anti-Line 3 efforts, grow a network of passionate youth advocates, and organize protests against pipelines.

American Families = Our Futures


With her project, Anastasia aimed to advocate for the American Families Plan and educate others on her college campus about it. The initiative, titled American Families = Our Futures, involved sticking up posters about the Plan around her campus. Anastasia also developed a website that disseminated information about the Plan and methods of contacting elected officials.

Hearts for Humanity

Akshita, Aminah, and Nick

Akshita, Aminah, and Nick created Hearts for Humanity: a non-profit organization through which they aimed to support and advocate for the victims of humanitarian crises. The trio’s first campaign was a fundraiser called Young Voices for Yemen, and they aimed to partner with UNICEF. Other ideas they had were to create a podcast and website. The Hearts for Humanity Instagram page is @heartssforhumanityy.


Camilla, Emma, Sammuela, and Sydney

This group sought to combat numerous political issues: hyper-polarization, misinformation, disinformation, and political stereotypes. They created a website and social media platform to raise awareness about the aforementioned issues, and planned to continue working on creating a podcast and weekly newsletter. The group, known as Medius, also planned to write to legislators to push for social change.

Youth for Climate Refugees

Isabella, Max, Sanjoli, Sophia, and Ximena

This team of five were united by their desire to combat climate change whilst avoiding areas that are oversaturated with information. They hence created Youth for Climate Refugees: an initiative aiming to ensure that the plight of climate refugees is understood and acted upon. The group identified strategies and tactics like sending monthly newsletters, highlighting the stories of climate refugees, running fundraisers, and using social media to expand their reach.

Sexual Education for Women and Girls

Audrey, Carys, Evy, Wissal, and Yassmine

Striving to ensure that women and girls have access to sexual education, this team created a comprehensive action plan to achieve their goals. They identified three methods of change: contacting legislators to gain support for mandated Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), attending school board meetings to advocate for curriculum reform, and creating social media platforms to disseminate information on sexual education.


Anna, Badr, Emma, and Jade

This team envisioned a world with equal opportunity across socioeconomic barriers, adequate access to books and technology, and public awareness of pivotal educational legislation. To achieve this vision, they developed Priori: a project that involved fundraising for specific schools, advocacy for increased educational access, book donations, and more. The group also launched a social media page (@priorieducation) and set eight long-term goals.

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