Design for Change USA is part of the largest global movement of children in the world!
stories of change
The Design for Change Framework
Analyze the Issue
Frame the Question
Select An Idea
Develop a Plan
Implement the Plan
of educators surveyed report that Design for Change increased students' self-motivation to complete tasks and persist through obstacles.
Engage students in a changemaking experience!
Through our platform, student's build awareness around a social cause and design solutions for change.
Empathy-building content and activities that increase awareness and center student voice.
Focus on the most current, relevant social causes such as racial justice, educational equity and climate action.
Series of design thinking activities that follow a student-centered framework: Feel, Imagine, Do, Share.
A virtual changemaking platform that guides students to lead change in their own community.
A Versatile Platform for Students to Lead Change
Choose a project path for students
Create a student team and start a social change project
Facilitate Feel, Imagine, Do, Share (FIDS) experience using DFC activities and resources
What Educators Are Saying
I also wanted to say thank you all for this content. This speaks to me like nothing else I've encountered. I use the SDGs for projects and your program has been a gem in this rough time of distance teaching.
8th Gr. Teacher
At the end of this project, my students were saying things like, "I feel like I can do anything now!", "I want to be a designer!" and, "I never thought I could do this, but I did it and it feels so great!"... things I never imagined I would hear."
Design Technology Teacher
Sunset Ridge Middle School, Hartford, CT
They never wanted to miss a day from the project. They gave up their free time to do more than they had to. They were thinking critically and problem solving. They made a difference in our school community.
5th Grade Teacher
P.S.135Q The Bellaire School, Queens, NY
See It In Action
Explore inspiring projects from the thousands of student teams doing Design for Change.