The Village to Raise a Child program is open to any student or group of students (up to 5) from any country who is currently enrolled in a high school or its equivalent. Note that VTRAC can only cover the full program expenses (including airfare) of one student in a winning group, but additional students from winning groups are welcome if they can cover the cost of their own airfare to Boston, MA.
Applicants must have an innovative idea or recently initiated project that attempts to solve a community-wide problem. Ongoing projects must be less than two years old. Applicants do not need to speak English fluently, but strong familiarity with the language is required.
Submitting an application, and participating in a Skype interview if chosen as a finalist, will necessitate reliable access to internet. If this is a challenge, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VTRAC will cover all costs for individual Global Trailblazers. VTRAC will cover all costs for one representative of winning groups, and additional students from winning groups are welcome to attend the program if they can cover the cost of their own airfare to Boston, MA.
2017 PROGRAM TIMELINE:
April 9, 2018: VTRAC application opensJune 7, 2018: Applications dueJuly 8, 2018: Finalists announcedJuly 8 – July 31, 2018: Finalist interviews occur (Skype interview, 30 min.)August 1, 2018: Global Trailblazers announcedSeptember 30, 2018: Winners arrive at Harvard UniversityOctober 6, 2018: Igniting Innovation SummitOctober 7, 2018: Winners depart from Harvard University
WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS APPLICATION, EMAIL email@example.com.