lead360 is a two-phase challenge.
SERVICE IDEAS FROM YOUNG PEOPLE through January 2016
JAF solicits bold, innovative ideas from youth (25 and under), focusing on issue areas that align with the Sustainable Development Goals. We define a great idea as simple, appealing, tangible, measurable and scalable. Youth can submit existing service projects or new ideas. Through a process of regional, national and online voting, three ideas are chosen for activation and also win a Jefferson Award.
Areas of Care
Animal Care & Wildlife Preservation
Ideas and projects focused on resources, rescue. services and care for or with animals.
Education & Literacy
Ideas and projects focused on reading and writing, schooling, access to learning materials and resources, mentoring, tutoring, college readiness and after-school activities.
Ideas and projects focused on providing medical care and supportive services to those over the age of 65.
Environment & Sustainability
Ideas and projects focused on climate, recycling, clean energy and environmental sustainability.
Health & Wellness
Ideas and projects focused on physical or mental health, nutrition, care taking and healthy living.
Hunger & Poverty
Ideas and projects focused on food, clothing, and housing.
Ideas and projects focused on providing medical care, supportive services and building awareness around the growing needs of veterans.
Peace & Justice
Ideas and projects focused on anti-bullying, promoting peaceful and inclusive behavior, and providing education and services around equal opportunities.
Infrastructure & Innovation
Ideas and projects focused on build resilient infrastructure and fostering innovation.
OFFERS AN EASY, FUN WAY TO ENGAGE
IN SERVICE & MEASURE IMPACT March 2016–December 2016
1) We make service easy, accessible and affordable. A top barrier to doing service is not knowing where to start. LEAD360 eliminates that barrier, providing three simple service projects. Projects must be something anyone can do.
2) We demonstrate that the power of many is greater than the power of one. LEAD360 measures impact- small and large, new and already being done. We are fostering a new narrative that change is possible and happening. Through measurement, we show that doing something matters and doing it together has greater impact.
All ideas are welcome, both those already activated and new, innovative ideas for meaningful change. Regional, national and online voting determines which three visionary ideas will be powered by the Jefferson Awards Foundation for national impact.