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What?

We bring together the most creative youth and the most analytical ones, especially those residing in under-resourced communities, to introduce them to the power of design, science, technology and business to solve today’s most complex problems.

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Why?

There is a quiet storm brewing in the innovation economy.  Persons who are as creative as designers, tech savvy as scientist and technologists and as driven as entrepreneurs are extremely valuable, highly sought-after and considering the complexity of today’s problems will remain in great demand for a long time.

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How?

We create immersive hands-on experiences that places a high value on developing a sense of belonging in the innovation community. Once students develop a desire to be a part (will) they will seek the skills to participate. Skill follows will.

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Now!

Our students are constantly challenged to take one step towards making their mark. They learn that doing, failing & iterating not infinite planning & talking is the pathway to becoming makers and doers that make things happen.

Our Projects & Programs

http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/road-map/ http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/road-map/ http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/launchpad/ http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/robotics/ http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/smc/ http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/summer/ http://innovatorsforpurpose.org/saturdays/

Blog

iFp Saturdays Kicks Off at MIT

Many arrived wondering exactly what their parents had signed them up for.  Others who had participated in our programming in the past knew that whatever was in store would be interesting.  How could it not be?  We were at one of the most amazing places on the planet,...

Cultivating an Untapped Source of Innovators

There is a quiet storm brewing at the intersection of design, science, technology and business.  Leaders in industries most susceptible to disruption like High Tech have understood this for many years.  Steve Jobs defined design as “not just what it looks like...

Robots That Make a Difference

“My robot is going to help someone.” – Tony A. That was the response of one of our students when his Mother asked him, “How was the first day?” Since our programming starts in the real-world, questions like – “Why am I doing...

Integrated Creative Problem Solving (iCps)

Our Integrated Creative Problem Solving (iCps) framework is a design process that helps youth unlock unique, innovative solutions to the problems they care about most. It actives both left-brain and right-brain, empathy and logic, creativity and analysis.

While this framework often directs students toward science, technology, engineering and math methods to solve problems, students naturally pull STEM concepts into their solutions in an integrated, non-threatening manner. Our  approach broadens participation in STEM and broadens students innovation mindset.