Where do I fit in?


I'm a student with a project or an idea.

The optiMize Challenge is for you! Our incubator program provides:

  • Up to $20,000 per project

  • Supportive community of peers working on their own projects

  • Monthly skill-building workshops

  • Mentorship from experienced changemakers

  • Support from the optiMize Core Organizing Team


I'm a student. I don't have a project, but I want to get involved and help.

You can apply to join our Core Organizing Team! Roles include:

  • Event planning & promotion

  • Marketing & storytelling

  • Design & iIllustration

  • Recruitment & community building

  • Management & leadership


I have some skills and experiences that might be helpful to students. I am interested in mentoring.

Mentorship is crucial to help students succeed. Mentors get to:

  • Engage in supporting students who are working to change the world

  • Develop your skills as a mentor and teacher

  • Connect to a network of other mentors from a wide range of backgrounds


Want to meet us in person?

Check back in with us in the Fall for more details. In the meantime, check out our event calendar.