a Design Ignites Change self-guided mentoring program

Create! Don’t Hate. is a Design Ignites Change Youth Mentoring Initiative built around the theme of tolerance. The six week self-guided program has been created to empower youth in underserved communities with a real-world experience using design thinking to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential and take action in their communities.

For this initiative, students and their design mentors will create powerful public billboards that address the theme of tolerance in a variety of compelling and thought-provoking ways. The program is designed to give participating students the tools and guidance they need to create an impactful message which will have broad visibility within their community.

Along with empowering youth, the goals of the program are to publicly exhibit as many tolerance billboards as possible and to promote the participants and their work through the Design Ignites Change website and public relations campaign to demonstrate the power of design to ignite change.

Participants

The six to eight week program is designed to be easily executed at any time by the following groups who will serve as mentors:
» Professional design organizations
» Professional design studios
» College and university design programs

Student groups participating in the program include:
» High schools
» After-school programs
» Community organizations for underserved youth

Each participating mentor organization or school will identify mentors within their constituency and pair them up with local high schools students under the supervision and guidance of Worldstudio. Conversely, if a local high school or youth group wishes to participate Worldstudio will work with them to identify possible mentors in their area.

The Mentoring Guides

A step-by-step set of guidelines and curriculum are available to make the mentoring experience easy to execute and Worldstudio is on hand to consult on all aspects of the program. The material will give the inexperienced mentor the tools they need to successfully complete the project while providing a rewarding experience for the student and themselves.

Join Us!

Fax or email the Registration Form to Worldstudio.

To learn more about how your school or organization can participate in School: by Design, contact Ansley Whipple.

Check out our other mentoring initiative: School: by Design