Students build upon their passions and strengths to create positive change as leaders of today.
Youth empowerment and learning are valued and nurtured every step of the way; from youth led passion driven local-global projects, to building a sustainable youth led GIN school community culture, to youth led and designed gatherings of change-makers (GIN conferences). Together we create a communal identity that not only believes that change for the better is possible, but that students, are capable of MAKING sustainable change. We recognize we have both local and global impact. GIN is a growing global community made up of resilient change-makers who are dedicated to solving global issues through local communal empathetic action; unencumbered by fear of failure.
The GIN Project Process: Youth-Led Empowerment
Real Challenges & Lasting Impact
GIN projects are designed with the purpose of understanding oneself, one’s community, our planet systems and our collective power to make positive change within all of these contexts as activated lifelong learners.
A GIN Project can take many forms. It is an expression of passion and a result of effective collaboration.
A GIN project is focused on working to sustainably address local-global issues in our direct community. GIN student teams develop GIN projects through dialogue and research within their self-identified passion and community. Student teams are expected to create a sustainable GIN project based on community identified needs and issues while incorporating and tying together the following thinking frameworks to effect change: historical methodologies, cultural perspectives, empathetic action, as well as sustainable design and systems thinking.
Within this process, students formulate their own understanding, expression, and implementation of local solutions to global problems.