A National Movement of Creativity
Creativity + Leadership = Civic Engagement
We believe creative problem-solving is one of the core skills necessary to bring about a world that is more equitable and just. To that end, we’re producing a national series of Youth Creativity Summits utilizing the lens of creativity as a tool for problem-solving and future planning. These forums will provide a space for young people to explore the role creativity can play as they forge their futures and accomplish their goals, no matter where their interests lie. Driven by the belief that “learning by doing” is learning at its most powerful, the Creativity Summit series is dedicated to working with young people to create engaged, empowered and informed thinkers and leaders.
The Summits will be daylong events held in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Washington DC. in partnership with national organizations such as Apple, Youth Opportunity United, and Faber Castell, and local partners including Los Angeles Unified School District, Hyde Park Arts Center, the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. The summits will consist of multiple elements, from immersive workshops to engaging panels, all with the goal of connecting participants to their own creativity, no matter how it manifests. Young people will engage in a series of creative problem-solving challenges, hear from creative professionals about their paths and goals, and most importantly, tell their own stories.