Hi Everyone, it was great to kickoff our first meeting in November. We have one meeting before our innovation series, tackling social issues facing Seattle today. Thanks to everyone who helped us build our map!
This month we'll try out one of openIDEO's challenges and see how it fits with our community. The challenge is:
"How might we ready students for active civic engagement, real-world employment, and career success in a rapidly changing economy?"
It has been argued that postsecondary education is one of the best investments a person can make, serving as a gateway to social mobility and economic opportunity. This year, U.S. public high schools recorded a graduation rate of 83.2 percent, the highest number ever in recorded history. As these students transition into the American workforce, they’re likely to have four job changes in less than 10 years. Of those jobs, two billion will disappear by 2030—that’s approximately 50 percent of employment opportunities today.
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What to bring:
You'll probably want a laptop & anything else that helps you create! If you have specific project ideas, bring them with you, but be ready to work on whatever might come out of our conversations
We’re starting a social innovation meetup in partnership with ideo.org as an OpenIDEO Chapter (https://challenges.openideo.com/content/chapters). Make a difference in your community. By launching and supporting impactful events or projects, you'll help bring positive change into your community.
OpenIDEO Chapters are a network of local volunteers that are building creative confidence and using human-centered design to solve social and environmental challenges specific to their communities. Together, these groups support impactful events and projects.
We start as an Outpost and so long as we’re doing meaningful work and gain traction, we apply to become a Chapter next year.
OpenIDEO Outposts are a lighter version of our Chapters program. It allows anyone, anywhere to be a part of creating an impact with OpenIDEO in your local community. It's simple: bring people together around a challenge topic or rally around a local cause in your community.
We also plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack channel #localbrainstormIDEO.
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