Congratulations to BLS students Khadiza Raza (Class IV), Zaynab Azzouzi (III), and Julia Epshtein (III) for winning this year's Babson Olympiad along with $1,000 in seed money for their entrepreneurial venture ImmAid.

Launched in 2014, the then-titled Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA) - now called ACTIVATE - is a high school youth program operated by Babson College, the #1 ranked college/university for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for the past 26 years.

BLS students receive receive 25 hours of hands-on entrepreneurial education.  Working in teams, students develop business ideas that could be acted upon NOW.  DLI Director, Jim Levesque, teaches the course using Babson's curriculum.  Class meets weekly after school from November to April.  Students receive one-on-one coaching from a Babson mentor, as well as a local college student serving as teaching assistant.

Babson ACTIVATE/Olympiad, 2019
BLS awarded 1st Place
$1,000 seed money

BELA, 2018
BLS awarded 3rd Place
$250 seed money

BELA, 2016
BLS awarded 3rd Place
$250 seed money
Social Innovation Award

BELA, 2015
BLS awarded 3rd Place
$250 seed money
Invitation to Babson Summer Incubator
Community Problem Solver Award

BELA, 2014
BLS award 1st Place 
$250 seed money
Environmental Award
Community Impact Award