Share a Life-Changing Experience

Help us grow the next generation of changemakers!

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Challenge, Encourage, Inspire!

The summer 2017 Exploring Social Innovation application deadline is May 14. Help us connect with students interested in empathy, innovation, and social change to build fantastic teams for ESI July (7/17-27) and ESI August (8/16-26). How can you challenge the next generation, encourage them to take action, and inspire them to be future innovators?

Share on social media

Encourage others by sharing your favorite picture from your program experience, and include a short post.

For example:

My @viaprograms experience helped me better understand myself and what kind of person I want to become. I also discovered how I can have a positive impact on the world. Applications for this summer's Exploring Social Innovation ( program are due May 14. Don't miss your chance to have a life-changing summer in Silicon Valley!

Send us your expert recommendation

As an alum of VIA's programs, your opinion is invaluable when it comes to recommending new participants. You know the type of person who would benefit the most, and contribute the most, by joining the program. Tell us who you think we should reach out to. If the person you recommend joins the program, we'll send you a surprise "thank you" gift!

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Join us again this summer!

Challenge yourself! We always welcome alumni who want to return to continue building their skills, while also mentoring new members. If you join another program, you will receive a $100 alumni discount on the program fee. Start your application here.