Students Collaborate on Innovative Solutions to Social Problems
Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st Street
Upper Schoolers used design thinking and teamwork to develop solutions to social problems in “Expeditionaries,” a social entrepreneurship intensive over MLK weekend.
Over four days, students from 91st Street and five other NYC schools worked on projects that promote creative thinking and improving society. On the final day, they gave a presentation that was nothing short of “outstanding,” said 91stStreet’s Director of Service Learning, Michael Chung.
“Our students also bonded and became a community of change-makers by listening, supporting, and pushing one another to think outside the box,” he said. “By listening to these young people, I have hope for our future.”
Expeditionaries is run by Basecamp, a company that aims to help schools deepen their mission and prepare students for the future through innovation, collaboration, and an entrepreneurial mindset.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.