A Coalition of Young People Creating Social Change
Design for Change trains and equips educators (K-12) on a simple design thinking methodology for social impact. Educators apply this methodology to facilitate a design process in which students design community change projects, fostering student awareness and cultivating student agency.
|Who Can Participate:||Any group of young people (K-12) or student team with an adult educator such as a teacher, parent, youth leader or coach|
|How:||Students teams lead social change projects in their communities using the DFC methodology.|
|What:||Student teams implement and submit their stories of change by May 15, 2019.|
|And Then:||An Ambassador Team is selected to represent the United States at the annual Design for Change Global Conference, held in a different country each year.|
- 1. We elevate the work of educators: Founded on the belief that educators are designers, Design for Change is created for all educators (K-12). Design for Change equips and trains leaders in the design thinking process, building on their experience and expertise. Educators can access tools, resources, training and coaching to integrate the Design for Change methodology.
- 2. We support student-driven social impact: Educators facilitate each stage of Feel, Imagine, Do, Share process, enabling students to respond and take action on a local issue they are passionate about.
- 3. We connect to a global network: By participating in Design for Change, students join a coalition of young people creating social change around the world by designing solutions to address the UN Global Goals.