Founded in 2007, the Resolution Project empowers and develops student leaders to pursue good solutions for community issues around the globe. ResolutionProject.org was founded by a university student group that believed that students have the will, idealism and energy to solve some of the most challenging and persistent problems of the world and should be leaders of today rather than tomorrow.
Initially, the Resolution Project became partners with WorldMUN or the Harvard World Model United Nations, which is an annual summit for the youth, bringing together over two thousand young leader from all corners of the globe.
To test their concept, Resolution hosted a SVC simulation at the 2008 conference of WorldMUN in Mexico. Conference attendees responded in an overwhelming manner and with over fifty participating teams, the organization returned to the Hague’s 2009 WorldMUN conference ready with the very first Resolution Fellowship awards. Resolution Fellowships were awarded to the youth leaders that had the most compelling characteristics of personal leadership and the most promising proposals for social ventures.
Fellows that received the award received robust support, ongoing mentorship, seed funding and access to the entire network of Resolution. For social entrepreneurship, this was a true ecosystem. The organization also began creating partnerships with other universities and youth conferences around the world to broaden their impact, beginning in the year 2012.
There are more than a hundred Resolution Fellows for the project on 6 continents working on ventures that address issues that range from humanitarian relief, equality and empowerment, health and wellness, energy and the environment, education, development, food and basic needs. The Resolution Project’s mission is to develop young, socially-responsible leaders and help them make a positive impact today by empowering them. This organization wants to create a generation of leaders committed to being socially responsible.
Through Resolution Fellowships and the Social Venture Challenges (SVCs), Resolution Project collaborates with existing conferences and invites undergraduate attendees to use SVC to propose social projects. This involves a competition with many stages, combining due diligence, live presentation rounds and a combination of web-based submissions.
Resolution Fellowships are awarded to youth leaders with the most promising social venture proposals and the most compelling characteristics of personal leadership. Fellows are supported with access to seed funding, hands-on, dynamic mentorship and world-class international advisory resources from the dedicated team of guides and volunteers.
It is inspiring to see the impact that potential young leaders activate through social entrepreneurship. In the world, these young people create a positive change and their leadership character is infused with being responsible socially.