Our Programs

We create sustainable impact through the power of education.

GLOBAL IMPACT FUND

Improving equity in education through strategic grants

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Global Impact Fund

Over $2.5 million granted, improving access to education for 150,000 students.

Through donations collected through programs such as Exam Aids and through sponsorships, we generate funding for organizations working in communities facing barriers to education. Through a thoughtful application and selection process, we empower locally-based organizations to identify their educational needs and priorities and provide funding to support the delivery of chosen projects.

Learn more about the Impact of what we’ve funded: sosvolunteertrips.org/our-impact

MCAT FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Supporting equity in Professional Study Program

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MCAT for Social Impact

As the cost of tuition rises within Canada, pursuing further education becomes increasingly inaccessible. Through the MCAT for Social Impact program, we enable student leaders who’ve shown their commitment to social equity, who may face financial barriers, to receive discounted access to Princeton Review MCAT Prep Courses to pursue medical school. Scholarships are given annually through a competitive application process each Spring. Check SOS’ social media channels to be informed when the opportunity is made available! A special thanks go to the Princeton Review who sponsors this program.

ALUMNI NETWORK PROGRAM

Igniting leaders through lifelong community engagement

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Alumni Network Program

With over 10,000 past volunteers, the SOS Alumni Network is connecting a generation of emerging community leaders.

Through the SOS Alumni Network, we assist our past volunteers to continue making social impact beyond their time on campus. Example programs include:

  • SOS Link: This program helps graduating volunteers find mentors to their holistic development as community leaders as they navigate life after graduation
  • SOS Opportunities Network: this program helps connect our past volunteers with other social mission organizations providing forums for learning and impact which build off the SOS volunteer experience

TEXTBOOKS FOR CHANGE

Elevating education through access to learning resources

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Textbooks for Change

Over 3,000 wish-listed textbooks have been collected by SOS Chapter to support educational partners.

Various SOS’ Student Chapters across the country work in collaboration with our partner, Textbooks for Change to support campus-based textbook drives. Collected textbooks are cross-referenced with wish-lists of libraries of four partner universities based in Tanzania (East Africa), while remaining books are resold to raise funds for micro-granting programs, program costs, and support to educational charities.

Learn more at https://textbooksforchange.com/

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