The Future Project is an enrichment program for high schoolers that provides support, mentorship, and resources for students to take on passion projects to benefit their respective communities. Currently in D.C., New Haven, and New York City.
The natural follow-up to the question of what skills youth need to succeed in today's workplace is where to get those skills. I think project-based, experiential learning is key
—programs that encourage kids to engage, to make, and to think creatively
—and TFP is just one example in such efforts.
To what extent are such programs scalable? What if it doesn't have to be a program separate from formal education? How could we re-imagine the classroom to encourage the sort of engagement these programs provide?