EVP Newsletter

26.04.2018 Stacey EVP





In this edition of our EVP newsletter:

Don’t miss the announcement about a new client and program.

Scan quick recaps of our fall 2017 awards season and find out which new countries have been added to our VIP winners circle.

PLAY TRIVIA. Another one of EVP’s former student teams has gone on to receive official nonprofit status since our last newsletter. Fast-forward or keep reading to see who and where they are located.

Start something great. Whether it’s empowering students to work together toward a social cause or looking for other positive ways to get involved in your community, EVP programs can set these wheels in motion for bright, creative faculty and students.




Watch this video to learn how innovative students are solving real-world problems.





We are excited to announce new client, the Anti-Defamation League, and new program ADL: Innovate Against Hate, which challenges students at U.S. colleges to build, launch and scale a social marketing campaign to counter hate and extremism on campus and in society. Read the official press release here.

Also active this spring 2018 term are returning clients, American Petroleum Institute, with their new Educating Our Energy Future program, and Facebook, with the return of the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge. Stay tuned for our next newsletter featuring winners of each.



Eleven U.S. schools participated in the fall 2017 Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program, and on December 15, judges announced the winners:

First place: University of Central Oklahoma — uSpeak Project 
Second place: University of Rhode Island — Paint the World
Third place: University of Massachusetts — Civic Minded Community

“How do we stop the violence (on U.S. college campuses)?” asked the winning team, in response to the uptick in recent months. The banner and info booth in the above photo were part of uSpeak’s solutions to educate about the freedom of speech and expression at the Peace Festival event on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

Read more about each team’s work here.



Eighty-five student teams competed for the best creative social and digital media campaign to counter hate and extremism in the fall 2017 Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge finals in Washington, D.C., on January 30. The winners were named as follows:

First place: Design Akademie Berlin (Germany) — Don’t Be Silent
Second place: BRAC University (Bangladesh) — Get Up Speak Up
Third place: Haigazian University (Lebanon) — Rise Lebanon
Fourth place: Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil) — Com Fio

Sponsored by Facebook and managed by EdVenture Partners, this marked the sixth iteration of the program, which generated 35 million impressions!

Read more here.




Thanks to a sponsorship from the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, we also held a NESA regional Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism competition this fall for five teams in India. Read which school won top honors in New Delhi on January 25.





Rewind was the spring 2017 Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge first-place OSCE regional winner, third-place international winner, and the latest of EVP’s former teams to officially become a nonprofit organization. Way to go, team! Relive the excitement from their journey to Washington, D.C. finals in this original video from team members.



About EdVenture Partners

Since 1990, EVP has developed and managed innovative industry–education partnership programs at over 1,000 learning institutions for some of the world’s biggest brands and causes.

Though our Peer to Peer programs have been our largest, most recent offerings, involving 10,000 students in 75 countries, EVP’s first clients were automotive brands. We have since served a wide range of clients, from trade associations, government agencies and NGOs, to consumer brands and more. Our programs provide real-world experience for students while solving recruitment challenges, marketing research needs, brand perception or awareness gaps, or furthering cause-related marketing and other goals for our clients. Some of our programs also involve an activation budget, allowing students to bring their ideas to life.

If you’d like to explore our experiential education model for your organization, contact us here.