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Personal development through social innovation

The You(th) Explore Program by UpstartED

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UpstartED is a canadian nonprofit whose mission is to empower high school students with the soft skills, mindset and self confidence they need to thrive in today's complex world. We design learning programs that bring together design, entrepreneurship and technology, through the lens of social innovation, with the objective to help youth recognize their potential and become change agents.
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Target Group
4 500
Children/Users
1
Country
2016
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Not-for-profit
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Why did you create this innovation?

To address today'schallenges and build a better future for all, we believe in empowering the youngest citizens of our society to take radical action by giving them a voice and a sit at the table. That is where UpstartED comes in.

UpstartED is a Canadian education nonprofit whose raison d’etre is to empower youth from 12 to 18 in order to uplift positive change in the world.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The You(th) Explore Program is a 9-week distance learning program that seeks to deliver transformative learning experiences to individuals ages 12 to 18 through synchronous and asynchronous learning. Focused on self-development, our modules are designed at the intersection of social innovation and entrepreneurship to better equip the leaders of tomorrow.

The program is divided in three modules for students to reflect on and answer to these fondamental questions:
WHO AM I?
WHAT IMPACT DO I WANT TO MAKE?
HOW DO I GET STARTED MAKING AN IMPACT?

The Explore student experience combines digital touch-points with hands-on activities that limit screen time. Our program is designed to have students interact with their immediate environment, their peers and with the larger world around them. Here are the components that make the Explore program unique:

Our program is bilingual English and French.

More detail below in "media".

How has it been spreading?

Since its creation in 2016, UpstartED has worked with:
+40 high schools in Canada
+4500 students and teachers
+250 volunteers

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If you are a school leader or a teacher, contact us and together, we will assess if our approach is the best for you.

If you are a parent, a student (between 12 and 18): contact us and we will introduce you our self distance learning program :-)

If you are an NPO or any organization that wishes to explore partnership avenues, call us! We strongly believe in the power of collaboration!

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November 2020
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