Project: Jump Start

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Jump Start received a Good Design Award®, recognising the program's capacity to provide young Australians with the skills to thrive in the 21st Century.

DESIGN THINKING & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROGRAM FOR PSSC/EDUCATION QUEENSLAND.

Jump Start is a 12 week design thinking and social entrepreneurship program which empowers high school students to create prosperous futures. Designed as a Seven Positive project, this innovative educational program creates future leaders, armed with skills and tools to positively impact their communities.

Tom has worked closely with Adam Jefford (HOD, Creative Industries, PSSC) to gain successful Arts Queensland and I4S funding to support this innovative project. Apart from the design and implementation of the program, Tom also provided the branding and web design. Program rollout saw participation with industry, Pozible, and provided work experience for design students from both QUT and Griffith University (QCA). 

"I would 100% recommend Jump Start to other students as it has given me a different set of skills I can apply to my future endeavours." - Mikayla, Jump Start Participant.

Results:

- Program success has lead to expansion in 2016 and further growth in 2017.

- Tom consults to PSSC/Education QLD to design and Develop further programs, train teachers in Design thinking and provide strategy.

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