Through the power of social entrepreneurship, LearnServe equips DC-area middle and high school students with the knowledge and skills to tackle our world’s pressing social challenges. LearnServe Fellows design and launch their own social action projects to benefit their neighborhoods and schools. The most promising ideas receive additional training and compete for seed funding to maximize their impact in the LearnServe Incubator. In-school programming incorporates social entrepreneurship into the everyday classroom, providing teachers with specialized curricula, materials, volunteers, and more. And summer learning trips abroad give students global experience as they work alongside local leaders to implement relevant, practical volunteer projects. Since 2003, more than 4,000 people have participated in these programs, which include 54 new social ventures benefiting DC communities. Young people are eager to change our world for the better. Let’s give them that chance.