Let's Get Together - Social Innovation Project

Lets Get Together. A group of students collaborating.

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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)

Challenge 1:

Social media marketing and promotion of events is our challenge.

Project Idea 1:

We'd like to come up with a sustainable social media marketing and communication plan to share our events and initiatives that is cost effective and easy to execute. We want to grow our base of followers on twitter, Instagram and FB and increase engagement and directs them to our website. Looking for students with video editing experience, social media marketing experience.

Challenge 2:

Elevating the youth's voice.

Project Idea 2:

Through Alternative Reading Week last year, we had a group of students who created the 'Pass the Pen' initiative.  The UTM students created a 4-minute self-made video where they shared tips and advice to their 'younger-self'. We love the concept but have yet to release it.  Our goal is to create more with messages of hope, tips and advice and have it go viral across Canada and to new immigrants living in Canada or coming to Canada. There is a lot of knowledge that your generation has that can help not only the younger generation but also their parents and support network.

Challenge 3:

Finding current information that can better prepare students and families for transition periods and how to cope through them.

Project Idea 3:

Host an online expo by youth for youth on how to better prepare themselves for the 'Transition periods' and how to cope through them.  This includes grade school to high school, high school to post-secondary, moving to new country and moving to a new school

Challenge 4:

Finding resources that help support parents through youth's perspective.

Project Idea 4:

Research and create video content that is geared towards helping parents, families and educators to better support youth in learning technology in today's world.

The Project

Starting with the Social Innovation Project Kick-Off Day on October 26th, we are looking for a team of 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.

Registration is now closed for 2019-2020 projects

There are a few steps before you can officially register for your project, please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the mandatory online Volunteer Training module in Quercus. 
  2. Complete the registration form by Thursday October 24th by noon. (Register here)
  3. You will receive an e-mail confirming your spot in your project by October 24th.
  4. We'll see you on Saturday October 26th from 10am-4pm where you will meet your team, connect with your Communtiy Organization, and kick-off your project!

Inquiries

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

Michelle Atkinson
Community Engagement Coordinator

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