Grow a Generation provides meaningful student projects in game design, robotics, engineering, and leadership. Our goals is to help you as a parent, coach, or teacher grow a generation of inquisitive life long learners who thrive in the new conceptual age. It is our mission to provide tools (curriculum, contests, resources, and project support) to help you help your kids (grades K to 16) see to fruition portfolio worthy projects that let them shine as STEM athletes, digital storytellers, and world changers.
The new conceptual age marks a shift in what jobs of the future will look like, makes obsolete many aspects of our current education system, is marked by changing global markets and and explosion of information access. A new generation is needed. It is a generation with the 21st century skills of innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, emotional intelligence, resilience, leadership and vision. It is a generation that is literate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is a generation with unique experience applying their passions into project based and inquiry based opportunities.
Grow a Generation is committed to help you find or support the passion based opportunities your child needs to grow and thrive. Our mission is to give parents the tools to prepare young people to become digital storytellers, STEM athletes, and world changers. Our resources include print and e-resources, reference tools, camps, coaches, and online support of home learning labs in robotics, game design, digital tools and passion based learning to lead kids, teens, and young adults to 21st century skills.
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