Let's Get Together - Social Innovation Project

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Let's Get Together! is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for students, parents, schools and community organizations to access learning resources that support student achievement.

Learn more about Let's Get Together here!

The Challenge(s)

1) Our organization would like to hear how youth learn and how they would like parents/caregivers to be involved and support their learning. We need to conduct research on youth ages 10 - 20 years and develop strategies on how to increase healthy parent involvement through a youth perspective. 

2) Our organization has developed a series of 12 animated characters called True North Friends. The characters promote growth mindset, healthy social skills and acceptance of self and others among elementary age children. We need to create a product development and marketing strategy that will generate at minimum of $100K a year in revenue and a goal of 10% increase each year thereafter.

3) We’d like to develop an Ontario-wide Parent (involvement) Resource Exchange Hub.  It would connect parents/caregivers to resources that provide educational assistance and supports student well-being.  The goal is to nurture healthy parent involvement in education through storytelling, mentorship and building community.  I propose we use Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange as a model http://youthrex.com/ and even collaborate with them on the development.   

The Project

Starting with the Social Innovation Project Launch Day on October 20th, we are looking for a team of up to 12 UTM students to work through these issues and come up with an innovative project plan and budget with this organization based on the challenge(s) they are facing. The Centre for Student Engagement will fund part or all of the project(s) based on the proposal(s).

Over the next 16 weeks, can a group of our UTM students come up with an innovative solution working with this organization? 

Theme(s)

Each Social Innovation Project opportunity relates to a theme. The theme(s) for this project include: Children and Youth and Business and Technology Based.

How Do I Sign Up?

This project is no longer accepting registrations.

Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Social Innovation Projects, please contact:

Michelle Atkinson
Community Engagement Coordinator

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