How might we inspire good to make students better leaders and the world a better place?
That question is one of the main ideas behind Hands Down, Voices Up – A Summit To Empower Student Voice at JUMP in Boise, Idaho on October 23-25. The interactive gathering for students – as well as adults who believe in the power of student voice – will explore three big ideas: how to inspire, practice and create good.
Several different breakout sessions will be held on each topic. One of them will explore how young people have contributed to and inspired good through social movements, according to Megan Kittridge, One Stone Design Thinking Coach and Change Maker.
“When you look at various social movements, almost every one of them has involved youth,” says Kittridge. “So we want to give them that context and look at the bigger picture of change.”
Other sessions will explore human-centered design and helping students “find their why.”
“Leadership and voice go hand-in-hand with having a ‘why,’” says HDVU organizer and One Stone learner Basil Wright. “When you know your ‘why’ you have a purpose and a roadmap because you know what’s truly important to you.”
“The goal is that eventually, students are inspired by each other.” Kittridge adds. “So soon, finding their own ‘why’ will help them inspire themselves and inspire others.”
Inspiration can come from many places. But Hands Down, Voices Up will focus on the good that can come from connection and conversation, then turn that inspiration into action. Later phases of the summit will address ways to practice and create good on a larger scale.
“Hearing people’s stories, of both learners and educators, is a big part of Hands Down, Voices Up,” says HDVU team member Jenevive Briggs. “This is something that’s a lot bigger than One Stone. It is it’s own mission and entity.”
Ready to join the conversation to inspire good? Join us at JUMP in Downtown Boise from October 23-25.