Following the success of 4 years working with youth, Dream Tank is offering this 6 week accelerator, Design The Future, that will guide youth, along with a cohort of other youth and inter-generational leaders, from the art and power of dreaming to activating the changes they wish to see in the world. What sets Dream Tank apart is the quality of attention paid to youth’s dreams, passion and purpose through the mentorship of successful entrepreneurs. Youth voices will be heard and will be supported through the design and launch phases of their entrepreneurial journey.
Design the Future will include deep focuses/dives on personal development; the conception, design and launch of Dream Makers’ (youth ages 8-28) own individual enterprise, whether they already have an idea or a business, or not; and a weekly collaboration with your fellow Dream Makers and Game Changers towards redesigning education or your chosen collective impact theme from the below topics.
Design Challenges will be presented to youth entrepreneurs to collaborate with cross-sector leaders for moonshot goals for humanity, using a tried and tested model for collective impact. Focus will be built around the world’s most urgent challenges and the framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, taking youth through the stages of Dream-Design-Collaborate-Launch of ideas others have thought impossible. This program includes collective impact and the entrepreneurial journey. Our program will be taught virtually, off line, and in small ‘home circle’ groups with age groupings of 8-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-28, but all skill building, deep dive workshops and collective impact projects will be inter-generational.
The program will culminate in a one day ‘demo day’ and collective impact summit with cross sector leaders in attendance.
The youth have called for a primary focus on ERascism: Eradicating Injustice and this will now be a component integrated into every piece of programming.
Other topics proposed by youth Dream Team Leaders:
- Healthcare Aid/Assistance
- Mental Health
- Community Resilience
- Economic Restructuring/Digital Economy
- Open Innovation