We are experts at igniting young imaginations (especially the not-yet-sparked). Here’s how we do it:
We seek out relentlessly optimistic educators, leaders, organizations and businesses who are as passionate about igniting the imagination as we are. We partner, we build powerful networks, we share spaces, we exchange ideas—we come together to develop ways to bring new opportunities to new populations of kids. We manage networked systems of partners allowing us to scale programs and expand the scope of services. When we work together, we’re better able to reach unprecedented numbers of kids in areas of our city considered unreachable.
We work together with these partners to custom design programs that ignite the imagination (and engage the whole child).
Each program offered tackles the opportunity gap in a new and unique way. We are committed to taking a step back at every turn to scrutinize our programs (relentlessly). We measure, we learn, we adapt, we change. We document our successes and failures to endlessly optimize what we do.
We know what works (and what doesn’t). We share insights and methods across programs, across cities, across governments. We invite meaningful dialogues that span the globe to further our one audacious goal: to turn on the imagination of each and every child.
- We are committed to sharing expertise locally, nationally and abroad with other organizations that share our goal of sparking the imagination of young minds. We do this via the following services:
- Creating custom curriculum to help partners better serve our youth
- Consulting with other cities to help them better deliver and scale their programs
- Publishing and speaking at national and international conferences and facilitating training workshops for professional out-of-school educators