What If 101 is our school-based collaborative program that walks students through the ideation process. It connects students – and their curricula – to the real world with speakers, field trips, and problem-based learning.
What If 101 is an ideal starting point for students with dreams and creativity to learn about their community and gain new skills in class. We develop curricula with teachers, to enhance the learning already happening in schools with our resources and connections.
In the beginning, students learn through research and by engaging with guest speakers. They spend several weeks traveling outside the classroom to further explore their interest up close, in action, in the world.
In the final weeks of the semester, students develop new ideas to serve the common good based on all they’ve experienced.
Students in What If 101 grapple with the importance of new ideas and thinking critically. They gain confidence in how they communicate, understand how to research and explore new ideas, and think deeply about how our actions influence each other and how we can all work together for the common good.
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