Blackstone LaunchPad

Youth focused

Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad, the signature program of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, seeks to close the opportunity gap by equipping college and university students with the entrepreneurial skills they need to build lasting careers.

Youth Entrepreneurship

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University empowers budding entrepreneurs in grades K-12

Verizon Innovative Learning Design Thinking Program

ASU and Verizon partnered to bring digital tools and hands-on learning opportunities to youth in underserved schools.

Verizon Innovative Learning

Middle school students gained skills in emerging technology, design thinking and social innovation.


DemocraSeed increased interest in civic engagement, creative problem solving and entrepreneurship in high school students on city and tribal youth councils.

Culturally Responsive High School Entrepreneurship

Edson E+I’s high school entrepreneurship program supported underserved Arizona high school students with innovative ideas for making the world a better place.

Four middle school students collaborate on a hands-on electronic circuit project.

ASU + Cisco Global Problem Solvers Middle School Program

ASU and Cisco formed a partnership to bring entrepreneurship and digitization skills to underrepresented middle school students.