Elevating the Voices of Our Future Innovators

Elevating the Voices of Our Future Innovators
April 19, 2022

Session Description: This session will detail how a participatory process–centering those closest to the problem in need of being solved–can yield field-level goals. This session draws from the massively diverse & participatory unCommission where 600 young people from communities excluded from STEM, focusing on Black, Latinx, and Native American communities, shared their experiences to help identify goals for the future of STEM learning. Participants will hear young people’s stories about their STEM learning experiences, grapple with what they shared, and get concrete tools that can be applied to participatory goal-setting in their own organizations and communities. 

Objectives: 

  • Learn how a massively participatory process can yield field-level goals as you apply tools from the unCommission to an audacious problem you are working on
  • Hear directly from young people, in their own voices, about their learning experiences in science, math, technology, and engineering
  • Gain tools to mobilize communities and champion the insights gleaned from these young people

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