Equip youth with

the foundations of

design + tech enabled social innovation

Imagine if we could make social innovation accessible to all young people

At UpstartED, we believe that, with the right guidance and resources, every young person has the potential to come up with innovative solutions that tackle the complex challenges facing our society. That is why, during You(th) Explore, we deliver the foundations of social innovation right at the source of youth education: inside the classroom. 

 
 

Meeting young people directly at the source of education: inside Canadian schools

Because we want to make it as easy as possible for young people to access the You(th) Explore Workshops, we work with forward thinking educators to bring our hands-on experiences directly to students inside the classroom. The workshop series consists of three sessions, one per month between October to December.

Step 1

Register your school

Teachers register their schools and respective classes to participate in the program.

Step 2

Confirm dates

The workshops are confirmed, one per month, between October to December.

Step 3

Receive workshops

Trained facilitators deliver the workshops to students inside the classroom. 

You(th) Explore Schools 

École Saint Luc - Annexe Terrebonne 


Académie de Roberval

 
École Pierre-Dupuy 


École Cavalier de LaSalle


Académie Saint-Thérèse 


École Maimonide 

 

Pierrefonds Community High School


Beaconsfield High School 


Beurling Academy 


St. Thomas High School

Horizon High School

 
Lindsay Place HS 


Macdonald High School 


Westmount High School 


John F. Kennedy High School


Vincent Massey 


John Grant High School 


MIND High School 

 

Cedar Ridge
 

Lester B Pearson High School 


LINKS High School


Perspectives


The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 

 

Maison des jeunes de l'Escampette

Loyola High School (Montreal Community Cares)

Collège Durocher Saint Lambert

 

You(th) Explore equip youth with the skills, knowledge and mindsets demonstrated by social innovators

The You(th) Explore workshops represent the start of a social innovation journey for youth between the ages of 12 to 18. Over the span of three sessions, students get immersed in design and technology-enabled social innovation through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

1

Workshop 1

Using Design Thinking to solve social challenges

Workshop 2

Becoming positive change-makers in healthcare, retail and cybersecurity

2

3

Workshop 3

Discovering Artificial Intelligence for social good

Discover how Design Thinking can help us come up with human-centric and meaningful solutions

Frame social challenges using the UN SDGs model

Empathise with and understand challenges experienced by other individuals in society

Apply Design Thinking to challenges faced by personas within the context of retail, healthcare and cybersecurity

Have an understanding of what AI is and how it manifests itself in our daily lives

Understand the risks that AI can pose, and how to leverage technology for social good

 

Our team felt that the workshops had a positive impact on the youth...

...by actually getting them to think and participate. The workshops allowed them to be creative and play. We loved the facilitators! They were great mentors for the youth, well prepared and very capable of responding to the dynamic atmosphere of our after school program.

 

I personally thought the content was excellent. The whole program was so well designed and prepared and clear and concise I couldn't believe we had access to the workshops for free. Top notch!

Juliana Whiston, Maison Des Jeunes L'Escampette

Made possible this year thanks to our incredible community

Proud partners of the City of Montreal - Fier partenaire de la Ville de Montréal

Lead Industry Partners

Community Partners

Sponsors

About

We are a Canadian nonprofit whose programs equip students between the ages of 12 to 18 with the mindsets and skills required to become responsible innovators who build a better world, for all.

 

We acknowledge and respect the land and territory in which UpstartED stands. We have the privilege to stand on the land of the Mohawks of Kahnawa:ke that belong to the Iroquois/Haudenosaunee confederacy, historically recognized as the Keepers of the Eastern Door, guardians against invasions from the east from British and French forces. As an organization that empowers youth to be positive agents of change, we recognize the importance of reconciliation efforts in Canada and across the world.

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