Once you complete the Social Innovation Challenge, the optiMize Summer Fellowship gives your team the opportunity to work full-time on your project from May to August. With guidance from mentors and support from other Fellows, you get to spend all your time on what matters most to you.

Weekly Events for optiMize Summer Fellows

After making it through the school year with so many distractions, it was incredible to spend the summer dedicated fully to making our project a reality. I was amazed at how much progress we could make when we had time to focus and so many people around us to support and help!
— Laura Murphy, ADAPT Co-Founder

optiDinners bring together fellows, mentors, and anyone else from the optiMize community to share ideas and experiences, keep each other motivated, and work through challenges we're facing.

Skill-building Workshops give you the opportunity to learn new skills and put them into action for your project

Community Days are weekly volunteering days where optiMize Fellows spend an afternoon together working to support a variety of nonprofits and initiatives in our local community.

National Conferences can be a great way to broaden your perspective and your network. We attend one all together!