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Kids have energy. There's no doubt about that. Their favorite part of school is recess and they can't wait to get outside. 

What if we could use all of this energy to power places in our community, including our schools?

Tiger Energy Biscuits,

Kids have energy. There's no doubt about that. Their favorite part of school is recess and they can't wait to get outside. What if we could use all of this energy to power places in our community, including our schools? Tiger Energy Biscuits,

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This is clearly a scare and a concern, governments and experts in the field should come together and make a super-team. 

Why not combine our efforts instead of running franticly? 

Locate already existing ebola victims (since they can't already

This is clearly a scare and a concern, governments and experts in the field should come together and make a super-team. Why not combine our efforts instead of running franticly? Locate already existing ebola victims (since they can't already

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Children spend 180 days, an average of 1,280 hours, in school every year. Our EDUCATION system is where children grow up, find who they are, build relationships/community, and potentially a place for creative confidence to grow.

Children spend 180 days, an average of 1,280 hours, in school every year. Our EDUCATION system is where children grow up, find who they are, build relationships/community, and potentially a place for creative confidence to grow.

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What built my creative confidence as a designer was realizing that other's opinions, expectations and skills don't matter. It sounds cheesy, but once you actually design, not design to please, your work becomes free and your work becomes you.

What built my creative confidence as a designer was realizing that other's opinions, expectations and skills don't matter. It sounds cheesy, but once you actually design, not design to please, your work becomes free and your work becomes you.

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Hi Danyelle,

I must have missed this comment from a while back! Congrats on making it to the refinement phase!

For me, I really didn't have a lot of resources. My main resource was my mother (haha). I asked her for financial help and really helped me decide how much debt I should put myself in. In the same way, I had to find out the difference between unsubsidized and subsidized loans. I thought some of my loans wouldn't have interest until 6 months after I graduated (which was true for some), but some started to gain interest after I graduated. Altogether, a 101 guide would have been nice, much of the research I did on my own.

Also, I've noticed loans try to stick you to a 10-20 year plan. If there was a way for students to budget their money, I know a lot could pay off their loans in a shorter time if they calculated their money.

Hi Danyelle,

I must have missed this comment from a while back! Congrats on making it to the refinement phase!

For me, I really didn't have a lot of resources. My main resource was my mother (haha). I asked her for financial help and really helped me decide how much debt I should put myself in. In the same way, I had to find out the difference between unsubsidized and subsidized loans. I thought some of my loans wouldn't have interest until 6 months after I graduated (which was true for some), but some started to gain interest after I graduated. Altogether, a 101 guide would have been nice, much of the research I did on my own.

Also, I've noticed loans try to stick you to a 10-20 year plan. If there was a way for students to budget their money, I know a lot could pay off their loans in a shorter time if they calculated their money.

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Andrea commented on MAPP | My Action Plan with Purpose |

Hello!
Congrats on making it to the refinement phase!
Since you mentioned people of all ages and backgrounds, maybe this could be featured before entering college or for those thinking about entering college, old or young. I'm thinking this could be something that sets colleges apart and showcases a journey a student can have before attending somewhere like Berkeley.

Otherwise, this is a great idea and I can picture it being used at any campus!