If you could change one thing, what would you change?
We believe college is a time to work on projects to address issues you're passionate about, whether that's health, education, social justice, poverty, environmental sustainability, or anything else you care about.
We are a student-led organization at the University of Michigan that offers workshops, mentorship, and funding for students to create self-directed projects that make a positive impact.
Our primary program is the optiMize Challenge. It's an incubator for students to develop their projects. Projects can receive up to $20,000 — we awarded a total of $300,000 to 36 projects in 2019.
You can join the Challenge with a project you're working on, an idea you have, or just a problem you want to solve. And everyone is welcome. Whether you have lots of prior experience or none at all, our supportive community will help you take your next steps.