Students, Mentors, Nonprofits Invited to DreamLarge Weekends Initiative

Arts & Culture

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY AUG 30, 2019

DreamLarge, local changemaking organization and the first benefit corporation in the Gulf Coast, has announced the inaugural DreamLarge Weekends. A new initiative consisting of a weekend-long experience that empowers the next generation to ideate and prototype solutions to meaningful challenges Sarasota’s nonprofit community is facing, DreamLarge is recruiting interested students grades 8-11, mentors, and nonprofits to sign up and participate. Presented by Ringling College of Art + Design, the weekend will be held at the campus’ Academic Center on October 11-13.

Sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the DreamLarge Weekends is a hands-on program that connects students with mentors, and encourages them to work together to dissect community challenges and form actionable solutions. This collaborative experience is designed to spark imagination, problem-solving, critical thinking and divergent thinking practices to the younger generation while allowing them to help the community they live in.

Over the course of the weekend, teams of students and mentors will have spent time analyzing and exploring a chosen issue through a creative lens, honed in to a single solution and prototyped into a plan that creates social impact. At the end of the weekend, students will be pitching their ideas to a panel of judges comprised of local community leaders, including executives, business professionals, and philanthropic influencers.

Potential students, mentors, or nonprofits interested in being a part of this collaborative and innovative weekend can register online at the website below.

DreamLarge Weekends

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