TEACHERS: EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO #BETHECHANGE
At The Changemaker Project, we believe in education as a vehicle for social change. That's why we've created a global design challenge for young people who want to change the world.
How does the program work?
We offer a comprehensive curriculum for teachers which covers social justice issues affecting people, animals, and the environment, as well as Stanford's Design Thinking process. Teachers utilize our curriculum to prepare their students for our global design challenge, where students compete to create innovative solutions to social problems.
Teachers of any discipline can implement The Changemaker Project Curriculum in their classroom, or as part of an after school club. (We've also recently launched a Campus Ambassador Program to mobilize student-led clubs—please share with any students at your school who may be interested!)
Our curriculum was developed to address a broad range of standards in the Common Core as well as IB standards. It was also designed to be engaging to students with a variety of learning styles, and flexible enough to meet the needs of any teacher.
The course begins by introducing students to a variety of real-world issues that face our planet (affecting people, animals, and the environment). Students then break into teams and decide on a problem to tackle. The rest of the course provides valuable problem-solving skills and guides teams through Stanford's Design Thinking process to create an innovative project.
Each Spring, teams selected as finalists will pitch their project ideas at our Global Pitch event to win funding from our community of philanthropists. They will then have several months to execute and complete their projects with the support of TCP mentors. The program culminates in a Changemaker Showcase event at the end of the year, highlighting some of the most high-impact projects from the program.
Would you like to bring tcp to your school?
We've increased our fees for the 2021-2022 school year in order to provide scholarships for low-income schools, especially in developing countries. The cost to register is now $100/student. Please get in touch if you would like a scholarship for your school. In your email, please let us know: 1) What your financial needs are (both of your school and your student body), and 2) Exactly what you're able to afford to pay per student. We'll do our best to offer scholarships to those schools who need them, as we don't want cost to be a barrier for any student to become a changemaker. NOTE: Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner you register, the greater your chances of receiving a scholarship.
To get involved and see a demo of our curriculum, just fill out the form at the bottom of this webpage (and be sure you select TEACHER as your affiliation.) We hope to see you and your students in the program!