Passionate people have a contagious zest that inspires and motivates. This is a simple truth of profound importance that The Passion Project embodies and communicates. In December 2009, we launched The Passion Project as a student-led initiative based at the University of British Columbia seeking to make “passion” an integral part of everyone’s lives. In short, we set the stage for passionate people to share their passion with others. We continue to ask the question, “What makes you come alive and how can you utilize your gifts to make change?”
On a micro level, we seek to inspire the realization that doing what one loves can be connected to social change in a meaningful manner, that promotes personal growth and community building concurrently. Individual interests intersect with broader social pursuits in a synthesis that inspires innovation and creativity. At a macro level, we strive to build communities of passionate and engaged citizens who take the initiative with ingredients on hand to bring change.
We create the opportunities and provide the resources for young people to invest and develop the extracurricular pursuits that give their lives meaning and purpose while connecting these pursuits to relevant community based projects that address identified social needs in the community. Rooted in the belief that passion is catalytic and a power to transform, we are committed to engaging passion for purposeful living.
“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman