Home Sessions is about giving children and adults a way to connect and come together to do hands-on activities, eg baking, knitting, gardening etc in a safe environment – someone's home.
The idea is to set up an online platform, where adults can post a session. They set the date, the number of participants, defines materials visitors should bring along, if any etc. Children are encouraged to search the platform (with help of their parents) for sessions in their local area and then 'book' the ones they want to go to.
The Home Sessions idea is build on trust and the concept of collaborative consumption (
http://www.collaborativeconsumption.com/). Individual humans as well as e
ntire communities share, rent, swap, gift stuff and skills with each other.
First, the tone of voice, code of conduct and communication tools for Home Sessions are chosen with care, to attract a honest, fun and open minded audience.
Secondly, every session invites parents of participating children to partake.
Finally, the team behind Home Sessions sets out to recruit creative trendsetters and key people inside a local area to become hosts. How about we convince Jamie Oliver to invite a handful of kids for a Sunday Roast?
Connect & Share
Initial measurements to advertise the Home Sessions website include but are not limited to:
- entries on blogs and forums,
amongst young people
- information kit targeted at teachers
- acquisition of partners from relevant clubs and organizations, e.g. the National Child Care Trust
- magazine articles, directed at parents
- posters, flyers in local cafes and businesses
Each Home Session features the common options to be shared amongst essential social services. Facebook groups (for each Session) could be particularly useful to build this network.