Design Challenge

Educators teach their students design thinking skills to develop an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to work and social challenges.

Design education prepares students for an uncertain job market. 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 are currently unknown. Design thinking provides job preparedness by teaching an innovative approach to solving problems, enabling adaption to industries impacted by rapid technology change.

Benefits of Design Thinking for Educators

Engage your students by teaching them new skills: prototyping, testing, and empathy, to solve real life problems. Enable your students to achieve future career potential by encouraging entrepreneurial skills. Enhance your own professional skills by completing the two hour Design Thinking training offered by BUILD and receive a LinkedIn certificate.

Bring the Design Challenge to your students!

How to do the challenge

  • Sign up for a 2-hour training

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  • Launch the content in class

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  • Student Presentation

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  • Next step…

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Our 3 Design Challenges

BUILD'S COVID-19
Design Challenge

BUILD'S Community
Design Challenge

BUILD'S First Gen
Design Challenge

Challenge Partners

Our curriculum is free and accessible to students and educators across the country thanks to the generosity of our challenge partners.

Become a Partner

Join the Challenge

Join a BUILD Design Challenge to teach students how to think like entrepreneurs and develop businesses that solve the most pressing issues in their community.

 

Educator

Register for BUILD’S Design Challenge Educator Training.

Sign Up

Volunteer/Coach

Volunteer to support to an educator who is guiding their students through the challenge.

Sign Up

Student

Download your design book for the challenge.

Get the Tool Kit

Educator’s testimonial here of the challenge’s impact on students, behaviour, and confidence. Ideas about future careers, etc.

What do educators say about the challenge

Justin Gomez

Educator

“The length and engagement techniques were super helpful! Thank you all!!!”

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Gretina Aaron

Educator

“Connect with students with creativity while building confidence for their successes.”

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Natasha Ram

Volunteer/Coach

“Build gave me confidence and belief. I learned to believe in my journey and my ability to succeed.”

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What do students say about the challenge

Justin Gomez

Educator

“The length and engagement techniques were super helpful! Thank you all!!!”

Read More

Gretina Aaron

Educator

“Connect with students with creativity while building confidence for their successes.”

Read More

Natasha Ram

Volunteer/Coach

“Build gave me confidence and belief. I learned to believe in my journey and my ability to succeed.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

BUILD’S 2021-2022 Design Challenge empowers young people to create youth-driven solutions while focusing on safety, wellness, and economic freedom.

What is BUILD's COVID-19 Virtual Design Challenge?

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What technology and equipment does my school need to run a BUILD'S COVID-19 Design Challenge?

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Who can run a Build Design Challenge?

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When can I start?

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