Three programs. Countless moments of discovery.

In addition to making grants, we operate programs to fill needs that we or our partners identify. Our in-house programs seek to serve all young people with tools, resources, and experiences that spark joyful discovery and learning in young and adolescent learners and help families, educators, nonprofits, and others access and apply the latest insights from learning science. Each program also provides “on the ground” learnings that inform our grantmaking approach.

Bezos Scholars Program

Learning leadership for a lifetime.

Our Bezos Scholars Program engages exceptional students and educators in a yearlong leadership development program that amplifies youth voices and action. Scholars act on their passions and develop sustainable community change projects.

Learn more at the Bezos Scholars Program website.


Local Ideas Festivals launched since 2005


Scholar students and Educator alumni
Bezos Scholars 2019 Peyton

Students Rebuild

Part art project, part lesson in global citizenship.

Students Rebuild is a free, ready-made adventure in learning that lets K-12 students leverage their critical thinking, creativity, and compassion to create change on global issues and support their peers.

Learn more at the Students Rebuild website.


Participants since 2010


Countries have created teams, including all 50 U.S. states


Sharing the science of early brain development.

Vroom is a global program that provides free, science-based tips and tools to help all parents and caregivers give children a great start in life. Vroom was born out of a need for creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. It was developed with input from parents, early childhood experts, neuroscientists, and community leaders.

Learn more at the Vroom website.


Families in 37 states and 6 countries around the world reached


Fun, free activities to add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime

Our Programs in Action

Learn more about the people engaged in our programs and their impact on our stories page.