An after school program that provides kids with a place for creativity, some basic materials and tools and a coach who has been trained on cultivating ideas. Kids self direct and can ask for additional materials on a kickstarter like site.
Imagine an after school program where kids are given the space and materials to create what their imagination desires.
A coach is present to keep things safe, provide encouragement and teach the creative process.
Kids can work independently or in groups and the projects can take on any shape from making artistic paper airplanes to sending a camera to the stratosphere on a weather balloon.
For the more ambitious projects, kids would be able to pitch their ideas on a kickstarter like platform where people can choose to buy materials and tools for the student. I think amazon's gift registry feature could be used to handle transactions. Each classroom would have an amazon account and each project requiring additional resources would create a wish list. The kidstarter platform would then just link to the amazon wish list.
The kidstarter platform would also be a way for kids to learn about the cool stuff happening at other schools and potentially be inspired to do the same.