How might we teach kids from the refugee community about access to the experiences in Boise that are fun and helpful to day-to-day life?
Fifteen refugee families from the Glenbrook Apartment community received a very warm Boise welcome from One Stone students who spent Saturdays in September and October exploring all the city has to offer. With a focus on access to learning resources and free fun, the team connected families with new library cards, maps, computer lessons and a science fair. The design thinking approach helped the One Stone team plan these learning opportunities with their end user in mind, understanding the possible transportation, cultural and language challenges, and working through them for a highly successful community building project.
At the conclusion of BXP, the kids from the refugee community demonstrated greater aptitude in reading and computer skills, environmental awareness, Idaho history and greater familiarity of the Boise community and all it has to offer.