JA Social innovation camp
21st Century Learning Objectives
- Stimulate young people's innate innovative abilities and creative ideas.
- Encourage young people to work well in teams to solve a real-life problem.
- Bring young people in close touch with people from the business and public sector to learn more about what companies and organizations do, and the challenges they face.
- Give students a learning experience that they would not otherwise have at their age.
- Through technology, identify societal needs and achievable solutions.
- Motivate students to succeed
Location and Event Details
- The idea should be innovative.
- The business plan should be achievable and realistic.
- The team must work cohesively.
General Competition Overview
- Student Teams: After morning registration, introductory lessons and icebreakers, students will be organized into random teams of five.
- The Challenge: One challenge will be presented to all groups. Students will then work within their teams to develop a solution to the challenge.
- Plan Deadlines: Students will have a limited amount of time to create a PowerPoint presentation and a concept paper outlining their proposed solution.
- Advisory Session: Students will have access to the sponsoring company's mentors who will offer general guidance in the development of their solutions.
- Student Presentations: Student groups will present their solutions before a panel of judges and they will announce the top team.
- Hewlett Packard
- Robert Half
- Union Bank
- AT&T Inc.
- Pacific Gas & Electric
- Ernst & Young
- Jones Lang LaSalle
- Chevron Richmond
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- GE Digital
- Campbell Union USD
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