On the back of her acceptance into the online Artful Leadership and Critical Thinking Program from Yale University, Jessie Rachman (Year 10) has been invited to participate in the Learn with Leaders Workshop, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solv[ED] program.
The Solv[ED] program is designed to spark a sense of agency in people aged 24 and under, encouraging, inspiring, and supporting them to become problem-solvers in their community and the world. Solv[ED] will give young people the opportunity to learn about and practice skills for social entrepreneurship. MIT website
Jessie reported about the workshop saying: The workshop allowed me to connect with many amazing people around the world whose interests aligned with my own.
There were four main problems you could choose to tackle: Economics, Health, Environment, and Education. I chose education. It was eye-opening and inspiring to learn how many young people are creating change in their local and country’s education and realise that worldwide there are common problems within the education system.
Currently, my team are applying for a micro-grant of $300 to further understand and explore the problems in the education system. Even though we may not be successful with the grant, I am still grateful for the priceless experiences I had in the workshop and feel confident that the lessons I have learnt can be applied to day-to-day life.