Young Changemakers: DC

Young Changemakers is a pioneering program based in D.C. and currently being hosted at Steadfast Supply, a retail concept that celebrates social entrepreneurs. This course will take place in the Spring of 2018, and we can't wait for you to join us! Apply now and stay updated on important information!

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We believe that breaking down barriers between people - finding the similar rather than the different - is the path to positive change in this world. We also believe that anyone is capable of bringing change, and no one should be waiting for someone more qualified or more concerned to challenge a social issue.

In light of that, this program will bring together a select group of young people to work in teams on products, projects, or programs that will benefit their community. These students will identify local social issues, and then brainstorm potential solutions to those issues. Through their work they will learn concepts of prototyping, program budgeting, design elements, social storytelling, and positive collaboration. 

At the end of the six-week course during which students will have the opportunity to hear from other local changemakers as they develop their own project or product, teams will pitch their ideas to a small panel of judges for feedback on their ideas. 

Ultimately, we want to empower young people to work together with people different than themselves in a way that produces positive change in their communities. We have high expectations from our first cohort of students! 

DETAILS: 

  • Classes are open to teens ages 15-18. 
  • Classes will be free of charge, but students must apply and be selected for the course. 
  • Course information will be announced in January. 

 

Kylie Barker