Social Innovation Program
Social Innovation at Avenues challenges students to design and execute projects that span multiple disciplines, tackle real-world problems and prepare them to be leaders and changemakers.
Our students grades 7–12 explore the field of social innovation with an interest-based, results driven approach in classes, clubs and events.
We support our teachers with content, curriculum, tools, training and project cases to engage student imagination.
We drive real impact by doing real-world work connecting students with our community of Pro Partners
CURRENT & FORMER PRO PARTNERS
What’s a design challenge ?
Build your own Business Final Pitch
Avenues D4i students work with Pro Partners to solve real world problems. These sessions are entirely student run and foster design thinking and innovation.
Build Your Own Business (BYOB)
Student teams develop original financially sustainable social impact ventures and pitch them to a panel of entrepreneurs and experts. The class merges theory and practice, conscious capitalism, design thinking and lean startup.
Design 4 Impact
Our student-run startup D4i aims to bring real world problem solving to K12 education. Students host and facilitate events, classes and share curriculum. Student can participate through Mastery, an elective or club.
Avenues at SXSW
Design 4 Impact, our student-run startup bringing real world problem solving to K12 education, ran half-day Summits at SXSWedu, the nation’s most largest education conference in 2016 and 2018.
Community Design Incubator
In a grade 12 seminar, students are challenged to tackle challenges around quality of life, access to resources and civic health. Following best practices of research ethics community engagement and urban studies.