Impact & Stories

With the support of our donors, solutionary coaches around the globe, partners, and our outstanding faculty members at Antioch University, we have brought humane education and solutionary thinking to people across the globe who are transforming lives, communities, and our world.

1 Million+ people have discovered the solutionary approach through podcasts, conferences, our website and blog, and Zoe Weil's TEDx talks and books stat
Tens of thousands of students are learning to be solutionaries around the globe because of the training we provide to their teachers stat
Hundreds of alumni from our graduate programs direct humane education programs, start humane businesses, and are solutionary leaders in education. stat

The Impact of the Graduate Programs in Humane Education

Alumni of our graduate programs are leaders in the field of humane education.

Our doctoral and master’s degree programs with Antioch University are not only having a positive impact on the lives of the graduate students themselves but also on the communities and organizations where they apply what they’ve learned.

Alumni are teaching in schools and universities, leading nonprofits, directing humane education programs, developing curricula, writing award-winning books, and bringing humane education to healthcare, entrepreneurship, the arts, sports, and more.

Click the profiles to the right to hear from alumni about how they are pairing their degrees with their passions and skills to make a meaningful impact.

“The community built within the program is the best support system I’ve experienced. That, paired with the rich and pressing content, entirely transformed how I viewed the world . . . and my world. It solidified the roadmap I had been missing for years.”

-Natalie Amezcua, M.A., California, U.S.

The Impact of the Solutionary Micro-Credential Program (SMP)

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Educators are bringing the Solutionary Framework to students around the globe.

Individual teachers and cohorts of educators from across the United States and around the world have joined our online micro-credential program to learn how to educate their students to be solutionaries. Their students have carried out solutionary projects to address plastic pollution, food waste, river pollution, high carbon footprints, animal suffering, deforestation, and urban flooding and they’ve used the Solutionary Framework to develop key skills, agency, and optimism about their ability to make a positive difference.

“I felt like [the SMP] provided me with tools and a framework to build a curriculum that pushes students to think deeper about their relationship with the content in the classroom and the world around them.”

-Caitlin McKinney, high school teacher, Missouri, US

The Impact of a Solutionary Generation

The students involved in solutionary projects are empowered to build a world where all can thrive.

The educators we train and the schools we work with are changing the way students view education, themselves, and what they can contribute to the world. These students are forming a solutionary generation that will go on to influence societal systems so that they do the most good and the least harm to people, animals, and the environment.

In a 2023 survey of high school students ages 15-17 whose teachers participated in our Solutionary Micro-credential Program (SMP), we asked how students felt after working on a solutionary project. Their responses (right) show increased compassion, cooperation, critical and systems thinking, and confidence in their ability to contribute.

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“I would highly encourage any students out there to become a solutionary. It is a much more efficient and impactful way of getting to know yourself, your interests, and the changes you want to make in the world.”

-High school student

Annual Impact Reports