Becoming A Social Change Maker
Innovation, Creativity and (Social) Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
The Social Change Maker Certificate Program is a one-day program. Following the Rotman School of Design Thinking model, youth in the R.I.S.E. program work through interactive activities that help them find out how to use their strengths, passions and motivators to solve problems. Each youth will be connected with a community partner tailored to their passions and future goals. They will work with community partners who will present them with a current problem that they will work through. Finally, they will be supported by a R.I.S.E. trained facilitator in creating solutions and implementing them. Corporate responsibility is in high demand these days, therefore this certificate program is a great fit for all sectors of the SHSM program. This program can be offered in person (If guests are allowed in schools) or virtually.
$1000 a session to a maximum of 10 community partners (max 30 students)
MODULE # 1 ME AND THE WORLD: UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
What are my passions, strengths and motivators?
What are some issues in our world that break my heart? Look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
What problem would I like to solve?
MODULE # 2 EMPATHY & NEED FINDING: LEARNING ABOUT THE ISSUE
Choose an issue to look at.
Who is trying to solve this problem?
What are others doing to solve this problem?
R.I.S.E. will connect youth with a community organization that will provide you with a real world problem they are trying to solve.
MODULE # 3 EMPATHY: NETWORKING AND CONNECTING
The importance of a positive digital tattoo
Creating a Social Media presence
Networking and Connecting with like-minded people
Making people aware of the issue that breaks your heart
MODULE # 4 INNOVATION & STRATEGY: IDEATING / PROTOTYPING
How can you help with this issue?
Making people aware
Creating a tangible solution
Creating plans for implementing solutions
MODULE # 5 STRATEGY AND TESTING: IMPLEMENTING SOLUTIONS
Work on solutions
MODULE # 6 PERSONAL REFLECTIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNER FEEDBACK
Receive feedback from your community partner and reflect on the process. How might you take your project to the next level?
Times will be adjusted according to the school’s regular schedule
8 – 8:50
What it means to be a Changemaker
Go over agenda and learning goals for the day
What does it mean to take action – brainstorm actionable items Using Canva for awareness
Creating videos – Tik Tok, Insta Reels
Research – community member and organization – fill in background on info sheet
Meet with Community Partner – Virtual
Fill in info sheet
Work on Awareness campaign and actionable item
Awareness campaign / work on actionable item
Create solutions – presentation
10:40 – 11:35
Share with group and continue working
Tell us a little bit about the issue you are looking at / organization What are you thinking for the awareness campaign / actionable item? What solutions – presentation
Reconnect with community partner
Share suggestions for org