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Turn Empathy Into Action

Join the movement of students designing solutions for change.

RACIAL

JUSTICE

EDUCATIONAL

EQUALITY

CLIMATE

ACTION

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FEEL

IMAGINE

DO

Build Empathy
Brainstorm Ideas
Implement Solutions

SHARE

Inspire Others

Support Students to Build Empathy!

RACIAL

JUSTICE

Racism exists. The impact and the history of racism is complex. Join the movement for racial justice and make a real difference.

Time Commitment:

5+ hours

EDUCATIONAL
EQUITY

Differences in educational experiences have major consequences. Explore the many factors. Disrupt the inequity.

Time Commitment:

5+ hours

CLIMATE
ACTION

Climate change is real and affecting communities around the world. Face the realities and create change in your community.

Time Commitment:
5+ hours

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of educators surveyed report that Design for Change increased students' self-motivation to complete tasks and persist through obstacles.

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Engage students in a virtual changemaking experience!

Through our virtual platform, student's build awareness around a social cause and design solutions for change.

Student

Voice

Empathy-building content and activities that increase awareness and center student voice.

Social
Causes

Focus on the most current, relevant social causes such as racial justice, educational equity and climate action.

Design
Thinking

Series of design thinking activities that follow a student-centered framework: Feel, Imagine, Do, Share.

Social
Change

A virtual changemaking platform that guides students to lead change in their own community. 

Getting Started

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Choose a team to focus on

Set up the experience in the platform

Support students to create change

What Educators Think

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.

Ronald Nober

8th Gr. Teacher

Southampton, NJ

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."

Dana Kinel

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.

Patti Andreoles

5th Grade Teacher

P.S.135Q The Bellaire School, Queens, NY

See It In Action

Explore projects from some of the thousands of student teams using Design for Change.

Best Of All, Our Resources Are Free!

We provide a free web and mobile platform for educators to bring the Design for Change program into their classrooms, in person or virtually.

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