PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS
The Big Thought team and our partners are able to achieve success in our community through our social and emotional focus, experiential learning, community-centered partnerships, equity lens and future focus.
Big Thought’s unique approach comes alive in the following ways:
We position youth as equal partners in the enhancement and expansion of Big Thought direct to youth programs so that programs are more effective and established with a racial equity lens.
We advocate on issues and policy changes related to racial and economic equity.
We raise awareness of creativity as workplace skill and advocate to embed in human capital development institutions.
We scale best practices to key institutions and systems through consulting, technical assistance, professional development and curriculum design.
We design and implement school models with creativity and youth agency at the core to help more youth have a growth mindset and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives and communities.
EMPOWERED TO THRIVE
We have programs across age and grade levels. Here is a reference chart of our programs for each:
Direct to youth programs
We develop and deliver high quality curriculum and programs to serve alongside communities that have historically been marginalized. Big Thought designs the programs, trains the educators and works closely with our partners to engage students to help unlock their potential.
We strategically connect partners and resources across the city to create learning systems that can effect change on a wider scale. When we work together, we’re better able to reach unprecedented numbers of youth in areas of our city.
Learning & Research Partners
Big Thought is honored to be part of a strong network of Learning Partners and to be leading efforts in Dallas to measure the impact of out of school time learning in partnership with SMU’s Center on Research and Evaluation.