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IDEAS

Prototypes for
change

REP4—Rapid Education Prototyping—puts the power to change education into the hands of young people. Student teams around the country have created 3-minute pitches for changes they believe can make a difference for equity, access, and student empowerment. From early mentoring before entering college to addressing mental health and food insecurity, high school students from across the country virtually presented ways they believe will help all students thrive.

Registrants from every state in the U.S. and 38 countries around the world cast more than 8,200 upvotes to provide first insights for iteration and implementation. And six REP4 alliance partners have committed to prototyping these ideas at their schools. The ideas, however, are available to be put into practice by any institution seeking to provide a more equitable education. Please let us know if you choose to implement one or more of the ideas!

Top Voting Results From Each Category:

Impact 4 Change

Different from the way education happens now

  • Find Your Fam (GVSU 1)
  • FAB app (GVSU 2)
  • Mindset Through Mentoring (Amarillo 1)
  • 3 Pointer (Boise 2)

Impact 4 Equity

Would support a more fair society

  • Find Your Fam (GVSU 1)
  • FAB app (GVSU 2)
  • Mindset Through Mentoring (Amarillo 1)
  • 3 Pointer (Boise 2)

Impact 4 Agency

Gives students more power over their learning

  • Find Your Fam (GVSU 1)
  • FAB app (GVSU 2)
  • Mindset Through Mentoring (Amarillo 1)
  • Mentor Matching (Amarillo 2)

Impact 4 Communities

Benefits extend beyond just education

  • Find Your Fam (GVSU 1)
  • FAB app (GVSU 2)
  • Mindset Through Mentoring (Amarillo 1)
  • 3 Pointer (Boise 2)

“I am passionate about this bold and extraordinary effort to increase quality in education by focusing on equity as the driving force for change. This effort is defining an approach to transformative change using openness, transparency, and collaboration. The power for lasting impact for millions of diverse students comes from working together. I couldn’t be more excited to roll up my sleeves and dive into the work.”

- Jaime Casap, Former chief education evangelist at Google