(Student-Led Design Clubs in Schools)
Students operate Cambio Clubs as student led startups and clubs. They work with club members to organize design challenges, workshops & events.
Students become experts in using design thinking for social impact, and collaborate with educators to equip young people of all ages with real world problem solving skills.
Students create access to design thinking activities and events by working with other schools, educational innovators, and Cambio Club members across our collaborative network.
Design Club Members will...
Lead a student-run startup. Work with teammates and club members to organize design challenges. Build company culture and membership. Create value and impact for students, schools, and community stakeholders
Develop Designer Mindset
Become expert in the design thinking process, continually practicing empathy, ideation, prototyping, experimentation, and iterative learning and design skills
Identify social and environmental problems as opportunities for design and innovation, framing challenges around the UN's Sustsinable Development Goals
Collaborate & Communicate
Collaborate with teammates to pitch D4i, strategize and ideate novel business ideas, and facilitate workshops at conferences and design challenges
Work with Community
Create partnerships and design challenge opportunities with other schools, social ventures, education innovators, design agencies, community based organizations, and government entities that want to scale a youth led design movement
Lead a Movement
Become part of an international movement supporting youth-led innovation, design, and activism. Advocate for universal access to transformative education and take action by transforming your school first.
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Partner with us
We deliver social innovation programs that emphasize real world problem solving, social entrepreneurship, design for community, and youth activism. Our programs are available as after school, elective, or summer courses.
Partner with us as K-12 school leaders, teachers, and young innovators that will solve the world's most urgent social and environmental problems in the 21st century. Support our movement as donors, government partners, education advocates, and supporters of youth empowerment.
Access to Transformative Education
Free & Publicly Offered Social Innovation Programs for Youth
Public school funding in the United States comes from federal, state, and local government funds. Nearly half of these funds come from local property taxes, creating large differences in funding for schools between wealthy and impoverished communities - especially in urban and rural parts of the country.
Every year over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States. The country's distressed education system has produced over 2,000 "dropout factories" - high schools that graduate less than 60% of their students. 1 in 6 students attend a dropout factory in the United States. 1 in 3 minority students (32%) attend a dropout factory, compared to 8% of white students.
Cambio Labs operates as an educational nonprofit that delivers free and sponsored programs to students in low-income school districts. As a social venture, any income generated through charitable fundraising, grants, or the sale of educational toolkits and services will be administered for the purpose of offering free courses to Title 1 schools and the country's most disadvantaged students.
We help young people discover a future in entrepreneurship, civil service, and the creative sector while they develop mindsets and skills to find purpose and employment in the 21st century. Within and beyond the USA, Cambio Labs advocates for universal access to quality education and legislative policy that supports youth-led innovation.