Join other educators helping over 1 million young people worldwide positively impact their communities.
Our program equips young people to transform empathy into social action through innovative and collaborative experiences. We use a simple four step framework:
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Experiential workshops introducing educators to design thinking and the DFC methodology.
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Brief classroom activities that build empathy around a social issue and introduce design thinking concepts.
I love that my students learned to listen to each other better. They learned to share ideas, carefully critique each other and move forward. It was incredible and I hope they retain these communication and respect qualities for a lifetime.
Washington Elementary School, Sandpoint, ID
At the end of this project, my students were saying things like, "I feel like I can do anything now!", "I want to be a designer!" and, "I never thought I could do this, but I did it and it feels so great!"... things I never imagined I would hear."
Sunset Ridge Middle School, Hartford, CT
They never wanted to miss a day from the project. They gave up their free time to do more than they had to. They were thinking critically and problem solving. They made a difference in our school community.
P.S.135Q The Bellaire School, Queens, NY
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