I love taking walks in Boise in the spring. On a trail in the foothills or on a sidewalk in a neighborhood, I can’t help but notice everywhere nature’s relentless desire to grow. One Stone experiences this same phenomenon everyday, year round. We encourage the desire to grow in creativity, knowledge, mindset, skills, and self-expression.
When I was a teacher, I found the month of January to be one of the most challenging times of year to teach. Maybe it’s because students have been on vacation for 2 weeks, the days are short and dark, the newness of the school year has worn off, the light at the end of the tunnel (June) is barely visible, or all of the above. Whatever the reason, it always seemed that the last thought on any student’s mind was school. I found it refreshing, although not too surprising, to learn that at One Stone, we do January differently.
At One Stone disruption is a good thing. We are known for questioning the status quo, not settling for normal, and seeking out opportunities to create lasting change. Through our design thinking process, we have reimagined education, service learning, creative services, and entrepreneurship. Read on to find out more about how our students’ unique approach to problem-solving is disrupting for good in our community.