DSC: Do Something Cool

Inspired by African Leadership Academy

Students have a block of time (24-48 hours) to do something they’re excited about and that, in ways they articulate, makes their world better. Ideally, DSC time is followed by a homework-free weekend, letting students build on momentum.

Set Up:

Create a space and provide time for students to participate in a high-energy brainstorm session to cultivate and build on their ideas. Set aside time for students interested in working in small groups to find like-minded collaborators. At a later time (a class period, a public exhibition), students present their DSC initiatives.

Bigger Bites:

  • Turn these into capstone projects, ideally awarding credit for accomplishment.