Students Offering Support is a charity, social enterprise and community of student change makers who believe in the power of active participation to transform society. The elegantly designed, mutually beneficial business model mobilizes student energy to elevate education around the world and ignites the leaders of tomorrow.
SOS champions equity in education by creating mutually beneficial development opportunities and transformative experiences for students at home and abroad.
Education, Empowerment, and Social Entrepreneurship.
“I would like to thank Students Offering Support for their very committed volunteers and for their financial support. We are sure that this combined effort is helping us reach our dream – one where nobody is left behind.”
Juan Francisco De Leon, Mayor of Sibilia, Guatemala
“I am impressed with the elegance of the concept. By delivering value across previously unconnected activities, Students Offering Support has mobilized student energy and converted it to valuable assets in the developing world.”
Tom Kennedy, Founder and Director, Kensington Capital, Judge at Queen’s Entrepreneur Competition
“The leadership experience I gained in managing a team of 50+ volunteers has been invaluable in my professional career development. The whole experience was extremely rewarding – both in terms of giving back to the community, and in bonding with my fellow volunteers.”
Jeffrey Baer, SOS Chapter President and Head Tutor at University of Waterloo, 2012.
“I really loved working with SOS because of the opportunity to help other students excel in their courses. There’s nothing quite like the look on someone’s face when you make them see something in a whole new way and concepts that they had been struggling with are suddenly clear.”
Elsie Hampshire, Exam Aid Instructor of the Year 2015
“This is what the people of Guatemala have taught me. Anything is possible, nothing is out of reach, and all of us can make a difference, no matter how small we may appear to be.”
Zach Weiss, Outreach Trip Participant, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
“Having participated in two outreach trips with SOS, I can attest to the positive difference the organization is making. I’ve established lasting and unique relationships and can genuinely say that the memories will last a lifetime.”
Joey Hutter, University of Calgary, Honduras 2013, Guatemala 2014
“Students Offering Support did a great job of launching & marketing the two competitions to students at post-secondary institutions across the province. Being able to leverage their organization’s strong connection on campus with both student leaders and student-at-large was critical to making these competitions a huge success.”
Glenn Smith, Managing Partner, Communitech
Sponsorships enable us to expand our educational services, empower students and impact international communities.