Impact

Moving from knowing to doing

Experiential learning leads to attitude and behavior change. Big Idea Project students learn what it takes to lead generously by practicing empathy, applying skills and owning responsibility for outcomes.

Job-ready skills learned
 
  • Leadership
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Project planning
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Video production
  • Storytelling
  • Public speaking
  • Communication
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Everyone benefits

Teachers connect with local businesses to build their network and increase classroom effectiveness. Businesses receive ongoing opportunities to have a real influence in the education of their future leaders. Students establish relationships with caring adults who mentor and coach them.


The result

Students grow in empathy, compassion, and confidence, while acquiring necessary life skills. They become active citizens. Teachers are reminded of why they teach. Businesses influence their future workforce. Communities find creative solutions to critical problems.

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Impact matters


Experiential learning leads to attitude and behavior change. Big Idea Project students learn what it takes to lead generously by practicing empathy, applying skills and owning responsibility for outcomes.

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Growth

Shown by students from pre-to post-tests in knowledge and skills

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Belief

Students increased their belief in their ability to lead because of BIP

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Empathy

The increase in empathy, the foundation for essential life skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork

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Skills

All of the educators agree that BIP helps their students acquire valuable life and professional skills

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Benefit

Students said they benefited from the help of their mentor

Source: Big Idea Project 2018 Impact Report

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“I can make a difference”

In their words

We call this ‘entrepreneurial confidence.’ When students see that they can do something about challenging social problems, they carry that confidence with them throughout life. Big problems are not insurmountable. Big problems just require a Big Idea and the will to make a difference.