Rise aims to find the world’s most talented young
people who need opportunity, connect them with
each other and with people who can help, and
provide lifelong resources to use their
talents for good.
“Through Rise, we aim to provide millions of young people with access to a
network of peers, free online courses, and competitive opportunities
throughout their lives. In addition, every year we will select 100 Global
Winners, ages 15 to 17, and support them for life—through scholarships,
mentorship, career services, and the ability to compete for funding to scale
up their social impact or start a social enterprise—when they work to serve
others.” - Eric Braveman (CEO, Schmidt Futures)
They’re harnessing the power of technology to find talent that may go
undiscovered or unsupported otherwise; they’re looking for brilliance,
perseverance, integrity, and empathy. As one pathway to join the
community, for example, they partnered with Hello World, a nonprofit
chaired by Sal Khan, to develop an app that will provide free courses and
identify potential beyond grades or test scores.
Rise will find the world’s most talented young people who need
opportunity, connect them with each other and with people who can
help, and provide lifelong resources to use their talents for good.
The world’s challenges are getting bigger. We need sustained commitment
from the next generation of leaders to address them. If you see yourself
driving this change register NOW!
Rise for the world an initiative of Schmidt Future and Rhodes Trust;
Promoted by EXSTEMPLAR (among others)