Hawaii’s Youth Challenge 2020—Oceanit Innovates with Hawaii’s Youth to Develop Sustainable Solutions

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Empowering our younger generation by providing them with the tools and knowledge to reach their full potential is important for the growth of our communities. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recognized this and developed opportunities for youth to participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016. The IUCN Congress National Host Committee K-12, a 16-member group comprised of community members dedicated to building educational resources for children, is encouraging Hawai‘i’s middle and high school students to attend the Congress’ inaugural Students’ Day on September 6 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Students’ Day will feature the Hawai‘i Youth Challenge 2020 – an interactive activity where students will use the Design Thinking process to create environmentally conscious systems for Hawai‘i schools and communities. A team of Oceanit’s Design Thinking experts will facilitate the challenge and teach students to use Design Thinking, a human-centered problem-solving method, as a tool to address conservation issues and develop solutions to work towards a more sustainable future. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a series of discussions and presentations at the IUCN Congress Thematic Pavilions, an engaging space where students can learn from international conservation experts about challenges facing Hawai‘i and the world. Click here to learn more about Students’ Day.

The youth of today are the change for the future. Oceanit frequently holds Design Thinking workshops for students at our corporate office and also facilitates an annual boot camp and other Design Thinking sessions for the community. Last month, Oceanit partnered with Hawaii Business Magazine, Adult Friends for Youth, and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education to hold a Design Thinking Bootcamp for 100 at-risk youth. To learn more about our Design Thinking services, visit https://www.oceanit.com/services/design-thinking or contact us.