Babson College Connects Students To Social Innovation Opportunities

Aug 28, 2012, 15:41 ET from Babson College

BABSON PARK, Mass., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College is hosting "From Day One," an active marketplace of social innovation designed to connect students to the many ways they can make a difference in the world from the moment they first step foot on campus.

During the day-long experience on August 28th, the day students return to campus, students are asked to think about how they will make social innovation an important part of their educational experience at Babson and beyond.

"From Day One" offers students the opportunity to discover their own definition of social innovation and asks them to consider how they will make a difference while making a living. Add your definition at

Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of Babson's Lewis Institute for Social Innovation, the organization staging the celebration, says, "From Day One" shows students how to become change makers. "Understanding how to simultaneously create social and economic value is serious business at Babson, and we introduce that intention From Day One."


  • Students can listen, learn, and connect with inspiring peers & successful Babson staff and organizational partners as they share their stories of Making a Difference
  • Eat, Drink and Be Sustainable! Join the Babson Sustainable Kitchen for a dinner locally sourced and sustainably created. Under the culinary magic of Chef Gary Symolon and the Sodexo team, we will be using recycled materials, sustainable cooking methods, locally grown vegetables, and free range meats to provide you with a sustainable dining experience.
  • Discover Babson's newest partner, YouthTrade, a social movement aimed at creating markets and unleashing youth entrepreneurship. Visit some of these social entrepreneurs to experience their products, and participate in a moderated panel as they share their stories of success and failure. @youthtrade

Hashtag : #BabsonFD1

From Day One Activities

Get your passport, ice cream and meet your guides. Define Social Innovation and set up your AltruHelp Social Impact Profile. @AltrUHelp

Babson Storytellers
Learn the paths peers have taken to make a difference during their time at Babson.

Young entrepreneurs whose products are in major retailers like Whole Foods.

Conversation with Julie Engel - Social Innovation Catalyst at Babson College Social Innovation Lab

Idealist to Realist: 3 Tips for Doing Well by Doing Good

The Babson Sustainable Kitchen Dinner

Music by Jamie Kent '09; YouthTrade Entrepreneur Showcase. @jamieskent

Conversations with YouthTrade Entrepreneurs
This panel discussion is designed for all Babson Grad students. Fast Track San Francisco students will be able to participate virtually.

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(tm). The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit

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