This VIP employs the sidekick model of global social entrepreneurship to leverage market forces to accomplish 3 critical objectives. The first is to identify superhero local leaders in the global south who have a long track record of success in transforming their communities with social innovation: with an emphasis on high performance activities of youth. The second is to inspire the world about these largely unknown change agents and their work. The third is to generate resources for these superstar local leaders to expand their incredible work. Students will learn the Sidekick Model of global philanthropy and the Soufra methodology of sidekick social entrepreneurship that produces social cause movements around high quality film, children’s books, and other media. The VIP will begin with particular focus on projects in Brazil.
VIP 2601 VWJ