Every year, the World Savvy nonprofit organizes a competition where middle and high school students research and present a solution for a global problem. This year, the topic is sustainable communities. We'll volunteer as judges and critique their presentation, teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking skills. No previous experience is necessary and it's not necessary to be an expert in the topic.
There are many ways to participate in the event but I feel that being a judge is the most fun. We break into four or five person panels and get to listen to presentations by teams from schools from Marin to Monterrey. We'll grade their performance and provide constructive feedback. It's a great way to connect to students and get a sense of the educational system in the Bay Area. Some presentations look like VC pitch decks. Other presentations are more like performance art. The event runs the whole day (9AM - 4PM) and is held at San Francisco State University.
World Savvy is using EventBrite for registration so reserve a "Judge" ticket at http://volunteer-wsc-13-sf.eventbrite.com/ and RSVP here on Meetup as well so we can coordinate our group.
Judges also need to complete one online training session. San Francisco Judge Trainings will take place in-person or online on the following dates:
Tuesday 2/26 6:00- 7:30 PM PST
World Savvy office, 474 Valencia Suite 156, SF, CA 94103
Tuesday 3/5 6:00-7:00 PM PST
Thursday 3/7 6:00-7:00 PM PST
Here's some feedback from last year's event:
"This was such fun. Thanks so much for turning me onto this organization. I had never heard of them before, and I'm so glad to have them on my radar now." -Pam
"World Savvy rocks! I was very impressed with World Savvy!" -Toasted Cheese