Please join us on Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm for the kick-off of a social entrepreneurship contest with Sanjli Gidwaney, the founder of the US chapter of Design for Change. The OWHL is working in partnership with the Community Engagement Office to bring you a competition that will result in a “shark-tank” style pitch event in the fall.
Begun in India in 2009, Design for Change is a global initiative empowering young people to create positive change in their communities. It equips young people with the tools to be aware of the world around them and take action toward a more desirable, sustainable future. At this event, students will begin to think of ideas and build a foundation for their entrepreneurial project. Gidwaney, a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will launch the event by talking about the Design for Change model. It includes four steps: Feel; Imagine; Do; and Share. This process leads students to understand situations empathetically, imagine solutions, and put those solutions into action.
In the fall term, the OWHL and Community Engagement Office will host a companion event where students can pitch their idea to a panel of faculty. Their ideas will be given feedback, and the one team will be selected to have their project funded and brought to life at Andover.
For more information, please contact Claudia Wessner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NestED, the OWHL Makerspace’s speaker series, invites makers, educators, artists, and innovators to come speak at the Nest, demo their projects, and provide inspiration. All members of the Phillips Academy community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to attend.