What We Do
• Supports Young Entrepreneurs
• Furthers Civic Engagement and Builds Social Capital
• Promotes Environmental Awareness
• Expands Social Networks
• Hosts SAGE Tournaments
In completing business and social ventures, SAGE teams are encouraged to integrate ethical business practices, social responsibility, civic engagement and environmental awareness into their activities. To be competitive, SAGE teams must address 10 SAGE judging criteria
How can SAGE teams get the funds to start their ventures?
For non-USA teams, we encourage them to apply for microenterprise loans from the SAGE Bank of up to $250. Individuals on these teams can receive loans of up to $100. The microenterprise bank concept is so powerful that the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, recently won a Nobel Peace Prize.
We are especially pleased to announce that, starting fall 2006, USA SAGE teams are encouraged to seek grants of up to $1,000 as part of our partnership with Youth Venture.