Global Minimum Inc

  • NY


539 W 112th St
New York
United States

About Us

Global Minimum (GMin) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that runs innovative learning programs for young people in Kenya and Sierra Leone between the age 13-18. GMin programs enhance critical and creative thinking, promote civic engagement, strengthen STEAM literacies and develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills in youth. Our global partners include Autodesk, Adobe, MIT, Segal Family Foundation, Lemelson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. 

GMin’s Innovation Lab (InLab) program is a low-cost, light weight makerspace that provides youth in the partner school with the opportunity to learn user-centered design principles, collaboration, and creative thinking through a carefully crafted curriculum. The core aspects that drive the InLabs program are safe and adequate physical spaces, technical tools, mentorship, and innovation leadership. The pilot InLab is expected to launch in Nairobi in July 2015. 

GMin’s Innovate Challenges (InChallenges) program elicits civic action projects from youth around the country and offers design workshops, seed funding, and mentorship for select student teams to develop their concepts into tangible solutions that positively affect their community. The InChallenges program runs annually in Kenya and Sierra Leone.