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The SAP Social Innovation Series

WE HELPED #MAKEADIFFERENCE by designing and facilitating a series of innovation workshops that impacted over 1200 students across 300 schools around the country


In partnership with GENYOUth’s AdVenture Capital Program, global technology company SAP wanted to directly engage students and help them to bring a positive impact to their community. SAP also wanted to engage volunteers in skills-based volunteering across the country in tandem with supporting the development of youth social entrepreneurship skills.

IDEATION WORKSHOP COORDINATION AND FACILITATION CustomED designed and facilitated a series of 5-hour workshops for 100 student participants at each event, which included ideation activities to identify problems in their community, and a “pitch and invest” culminating session where students pitched their ideas for the chance to win funding to bring their ideas to life. CustomED managed all aspects of the event coordination and facilitation, including venue coordination, agenda design, speaker prep and volunteer training materials. CustomED has continued to support versions of the SAP Social Innovation Series annually and in 2020 and 2021 successfully implemented the series completely virtually. Current versions of the series include both in person and hybrid/remote options. THE IMPACT As a result of these efforts, CustomED has so far engaged over 700 SAP volunteers in skills-based volunteering to support students in developing their project ideas. Further, the SAP Social Innovation series has impacted over 1200 students and 300 schools in workshops around the country.


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