Hi Molly, Thanks again for all your thoughtful words. We are always actively engaging our students into new sectors both in the design world and out. We strongly believe in immersing our kids to a variety of career paths and to be able to apply design thinking into everything they tackle.
Being part of Publicolor, is being part of a revolution. Watching students move in our continuum from 7th grade through graduating high school and then transitioning into college is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. Meeting them for the first time and facing challenges and struggles they brought to our studio on a weekly basis and then making this incredible transformation on this journey is what we are here for and it never gets old watching them succeed and grow.
Hi Dan! No, I haven't heard but am on the way to doing some reading on the link provided! I would love to know more about organizations that all have similar interests in narrowing the gaps.
You know, right now Publicolor focuses on 5 main modules and 2 of those, Business Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy have been so interesting to be a part of. Being able to incorporate design thinking into the 2 aforementioned topics, at once seemed completely irrelevant but now it is transforming the way that people work. I started having my students focus on Steve Blank's Lean Launchpad Method which is more about doing and taking risks and less about planning things out.
The students were so engaged and started talking about Shark Tank and it was so awe-inspiring to watch them delve into becoming little entrepreneurs!
I strongly believe that we need more organizations out there bridging both the right and left sides of the brain to make a "whole" company.
Hi Christina! Small world!! Cara is great, she took a leave of absence but she is back now and she is so special and a valued part of the team! You did? I really appreciate that, the more schools we can transform the bigger of an educational and design revolution impact we can have. I am so glad to hear your story and to have your continuos support.