The Changemaker Project
Submitted by: Linda Lyon
PiE’s Innovation Grants allowed a small group of students to participate in The Changemaker Project as part of Gunn’s Social Justice Pathway. The students worked all year to research, develop and implement unique and authentically needed action projects for their community. Using the Design Thinking Process, the 23 students began by researching local manifestations of social justice issues that they care about. First, they studied news and scholarly articles to learn some background about these issues. Then they conducted interviews with local experts as well as residents who have experienced these issues. Finally, the students developed detailed project proposals.