The Stone Soup Leadership Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1997 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.   Its mission is to provide educational tools, technical assistance and leadership training to develop young people to become leaders of a sustainable world.


The Institute’s Executive Director Marianne Larned wrote her book, Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes, on the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii in 1996-1997 and the educational curriculum in 1999.  People featured in the book, Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes serve as faculty for the Institute’s Youth Leadership Summits that have been convened on three islands and in two countries.

    Available courses

    Design Thinking

    Design Thinking

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    Enterpreneurship

    Enterpreneurship

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    Local-Global Leadership

    Local-Global Leadership

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    Life Planning

    Life Planning

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    Corporate Social
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    Corporate Social
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    Project Management

    Project Management

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    Restorative Justice

    Restorative Justice

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    Summit Course

    Summit Course

    Summit Team Course
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    Leadership

    Leadership

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    Industry Soft Skills

    Industry Soft Skills

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