expeditionaries x Newark
WHY does the world need Expeditionaries?
Nearly 500 years ago, Western explorers mapped what was for them an unknown world of danger and opportunity.
Today we are on the verge of similar thresholds: some are interstellar, some molecular, some climate change related, some technological, some cultural.
What if it were up to you to explore these new thresholds?
In an age when exponential technologies will allow us to land on Mars, create virtual universes, and construct massively powerful artificial intelligences, we must form a new generation of expeditionaries. Guided by a commitment to the Common Good, new expeditionaries can explore these thresholds and use their learning to create positive social impact.
What if students could...
...mitigate the harms of gentrification by creating an app to match job seekers with developers? (Regis High School, July 2018)
...fix “biodegradable” plastics that don’t work? (Bishop Kearney High School, October 2018)
...empower formerly incarcerated people to to act as full citizens? (KIPP College Prep, January 2019)
The Expeditionaries experience forms students through social impact projects like these.
HOW does Expeditionaries work?
Students identify a social impact design challenge.
Teams use design thinking and lean startup approaches to craft solutions. Teacher-coaches ask guiding questions.
Students practice feedback and reflection, building a “strengths portfolio” along the way.
Teams pitch a prototype to a CEO panel and audience for feedback.
You can learn more about previous Expeditions here.
What do students, teachers, and parents say about Expeditionaries?
“It is a great way to learn more about yourself and your strengths, and specifically how to use those strengths successfully as part of a team.” --Fordham Prep student
“Equally inspired by empathic Catholic Social Teaching and best practices in management, marketing, design, and education.” --Bishop Kearney teacher
“My son loves to help others and this gave him an opportunity to help people at a higher and more expansive level. He appreciated the opportunity to contribute his ideas while collaborating with his peers for the betterment of society.” --Regis parent
Where does it happen? Newark, NJ; exact location is TBD [previous locations: WeWork, Fordham University Social Innovation Collaboratory]
When does it take place? April 22-25, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
*Pitches to executive panel on April 25, 1 - 2 pm
Who is eligible? High school students
What is the tuition? $3750 for a team of 3-5 students
*Optional: 1-2 teachers can join at no additional cost
Want to enroll or have a question? email or call Christian Talbot: firstname.lastname@example.org / 917.576.8987