Partnerships with like-minded organizations have always been a key component of Galileo’s ethos, and they feel especially valuable in times like these. In the spirit of being visionary, we think it’s the perfect time to introduce you to Design for Change. Like Galileo, this mission-driven educational leader is using project-based learning to spark a movement aimed at empowering young people—over two million to date, worldwide.
Design for Change (DFC) was founded in 2009 by world-renowned educator and design thinker Kiran Bir Sethi, who felt that if young people were truly empowered, they could design a better world. Similar to the development process of our very own Galileo Innovation Approach, Kiran partnered with leading experts from Stanford Design School and IDEO to create and launch DFC’s special sauce—the FIDS Framework.
Galileo aims to instill in campers the belief that it’s their place to turn ideas into reality. In the midst of unforeseen challenges, that mission is echoed with Design For Good’s newly-launched Do Good From Home Challenge. We know that not everyone is able to directly support others right now, but if you are, these accessible ideas for community action can be low-lift launching pads for kids to think and act as visionaries. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or fearless educator, this is one avenue to inspire the kids in your life.
Here are a few simple examples of visionary actions you can take this week:
- Start a happy email chain with friends.
- Host a doorstep concert for neighbors to enjoy from a distance.
- Read stories virtually to younger cousins or family friends.
- Leave an encouraging note or gift for an elderly neighbor.
- Draw inspiring messages outside with sidewalk chalk.
Get started now by checking out the #DoGoodFromHome Challenge!