The Resolution Project was founded by a group of young
professionals who had attended youth leadership summits
as university students and had been frustrated with being
the “leaders of tomorrow.” Resolution’s founders believe
that university students have the energy, idealism and will to
solve some of the world’s most persistent and challenging
problems, and should be leading today.
Resolution was founded in 2007 to develop and empower
young leaders so they can pursue socially responsible
solutions to issues affecting communities around the world.
We designed our Social Venture Challenge (“SVC”) to be an
inspiring call to action for university students with an idea
for a social venture and we created the Resolution
Fellowship to be an ecosystem of support to help them
implement their idea and develop as socially responsible
Resolution initially partnered with Harvard World Model
United Nations (“WorldMUN”), an annual youth summit,
which brings together more than 2,000 young leaders from
around the world.
We hosted a simulated SVC at WorldMUN’s 2008
conference in Mexico to test the concept. The response
from conference attendees was overwhelming and more
than 50 teams participated, so we returned to WorldMUN’s
2009 conference in The Hague ready to award the first
Resolution Fellowships. Resolution has since hosted SVCs
at WorldMUN conferences in Taipei in 2010, Singapore in
2011, and Vancouver in 2012.
In 2012, we began partnering with other youth conferences
and universities around the world to bring our SVC and
Fellowship to more young leaders and broaden our impact.
Today, there are over 460 Resolution Fellows on six
continents working on ventures addressing issues ranging
from basic needs, food, development, education, energy
and the environment, health and wellness, equality and
empowerment, and humanitarian relief.