Atlassian Foundation International will pledge up to US$1 million in grant funding through Massachusetts Institute of Technology Solve’s Youth, Skills, and Workforce of the Future Challenge to selected “Solvers” that uncover the world’s most scalable education models.

Atlassian Foundation International aims to help prepare 10 million disadvantaged youth for the workforce of the future, within 10 years, or “10 in 10.”

“Education has been proven time and time again to be the best way to break the poverty cycle, which is why we’re focusing our philanthropic efforts on helping prepare disadvantaged youth for the workforce of the future,” says Mark Reading, Head of Atlassian Foundation.

“We’re teaming up with MIT’s Solve initiative to find the world’s best scalable education solutions that will help prepare the workforce of tomorrow. We hope other organisations will join us in uncovering the very best education initiatives.”

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that identifies and supports lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Solve is a community that brings together technologists, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, researchers, and other change agents to unearth and implement solutions to specific, actionable challenges around education, health, sustainability, and economic prosperity.

Solve’s mission is to crowdsolve global challenges by:

– Identifying the best solutions to specific, actionable challenges through open innovation.

– Building and convening a community of leaders and change-makers committed to partnering together to pilot and implement these solutions.

The Solve Initiative, brought together 400 leaders from technology, business, nonprofit, government and academia to CrowdSolve global challenges at its annual flagship event, held May 8-10.

With its new application site just launched, Solve will announce four new challenges today asking for solutions from anyone from around the world. Submissions are due by August 1, 2017, on these four challenges:

1. Youth, Skills, and the Workforce of the Future 

2. Brain Health 

3. Sustainable Urban Communities 

4. Women and Technology

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