Hearst Foundations: Washington Week Online
Every year the Hearst Foundations provides students from every state with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And “once-in-a-lifetime” isn’t a descriptor we use lightly. The Foundations have made over 21,500 grants to nearly 6,000 organizations, totaling more than $1.3 billion in funds awarded.
This year, BCom was entrusted to produce their 59th annual flagship program — The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) — entirely online for the first time in USSYP history.
The program was established by the U.S. Senate in 1962 with the goal of deepening students’ understanding of the federal government and giving them direct access to those who lead it.
Every year, USSYP student delegates meet with various leaders within the Pentagon and U.S. Embassy, Supreme Court justices… and even the President of the United States.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic stretching into spring of 2021 tossed in-person meetings with the POTUS a bit out of the question.
Enter, BCom Solutions.
This massive undertaking required intricate technical maneuvering and vigilant attention to detail — as the program agenda changed daily, sometimes several times a day and involved principals from all branches of the United States Federal Government.