Due to COVID, we are NOT offering any in-person classes this Spring. Please check out our Online Spring Visionaries classes here.
The Kidizens Visionaries is a leadership program intended for children ages 10-12 (and above), as well as for our graduating “kidizens” who have completed the Young Leaders / Entrepreneurs programs. In this program, the Visionaries, children will study cities through the lens of economic, social, and environmental sustainability, while creating a utopian society of their own. They will have an opportunity to apply their fundamental city governance understanding and civic leadership derived from earlier Kidizens programs to understanding sustainable development and cultivating empathy towards global issues.
The Visionaries will undertake a real-life journey that will develop a basic understanding of the complex challenges societies face as they become increasingly urbanized. They will get exposed to and work on local and global environmental issues, environmental issues, economic pressure and inequality and the UNICEF Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 – hunger, poverty, education, equality, clean water, climate change and innovation in infrastructure.
A fourteen-week interactive learning session that runs from September – December. The Visionaries will meet once a week to create a sustainable utopian city using LEGOs while doing research on the best ways to manage it as it grows. What if their utopian city grew from 10 to 100 to 1,000 residents? They will explore examples of cities around the world and plan their own sustainable city, taking into account the needs of increasing population and understand the challenges resulting from an increase in urban population.
An eighteen-week interactive session that runs January-May. Students will take their experiences from the previous semester and leverage the LEGO sustainable-utopian model framework that they developed previously and apply it to the real world. The Visionaries will take on local and global issues, identify a specific local community or city council issue and work in groups towards solving that issue, under the guidance of Kidizens staff, high school volunteers and City council members.
Please email [email protected] for any further information or to schedule a custom session for a group of homeschooling or after-school kids.