Design Challenges

Bennett Live Youth Social Leadership Design Challenge (BL2020-DC4)

Calling all Youth Social Leaders, Activists, and Change Agents! The Bennett Live Youth Social Leadership Design Challenge is now live! Register today!

Is there a social issue or challenge you are most passionate about and think we need to address today? The Bennett Live Youth Social Leadership Design Challenge is a challenge-based competition for youth in Grades 7-12 (Ages 13-18).

In this design challenge, youth ideate and develop a real solution for one of today’s toughest social problems! They'll master competencies around ideating, prototyping, and testing their idea with others, developing a social initiative or business, gathering social support, and pitching it to a panel of peers and judges for launch into the world!

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  • About the Youth Design Challenge Series
  • The Youth Design Challenge Series - About!
  • Youth Design Challenge Guide - Please Read!
  • Introduction - YDC2020 > Social Leadership
  • Welcome to the Social Leadership Design Challenge, with Coach Dr. Kelly
  • About Challenge Coach, Dr. Kelly Page
  • Getting Started
  • Getting Started - What is Social Innovation?
  • Learning about Social Engineering
  • Why a Youth Design Challenge?
  • Working Individually or in a Social Team
  • Doing Social Research!
  • Social Leadership Resources
  • Challenge 1: Ideating a Social Issue and Solution
  • Challenge 1: Identifying a Social Issue (Video)
  • Ideation and Social Problem Solving
  • Challenge 1: Slides - Identifying a Social Issue or Problem
  • Challenge 1 (Bonus): Slides - Ideating a Social Solution
  • Challenge 2: Turning Your Idea into a Social Business
  • Challenge 2: Turn Social Idea into a Social Business
  • Advice: What is a Social Business?
  • Advice: The Business Model Canvas
  • Challenge 2: Advice - Your Value Proposition
  • Article: 5 Resources for Budding Social Entrepreneurs
  • Article: Social entrepreneurship
  • Article: What is a Social Business?
  • Article: Critical Success Factors for a Social Enterprise
  • Discussion
  • Questions
  • Weekly Social Design Work
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever