An experiential learning initiative focused on introducing the world of design to historically excluded youth and expanding the impact of D×D’s youth program partners.

Design= has engaged
924 historically
excluded youth to date

After participating in Design=, over 85% of students reported being more interested in design

Over 90% of educator and student participants recommend Design=

In 2023, Design= will expand through an open-access curriculum kit

Bring Design= to your classroom

Add your name to the waitlist for our turnkey curriculum kit for students grade 7–12.

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Growing access, one student at a time.

Design= is focused on increasing awareness of design as a career path for Black, Brown, and Indigenous youth. In 2023, the program will expand through an open-access curriculum kit for teachers and students.


A true collaboration.

Bringing together D×D’s youth program partners, educators, community-based organizations, and Amazon, Design= was co-developed to deliver interactive learning opportunities to thousands of young people to spark their interest in design.


Celebrating 924 students reached.

Since October 2021, Design= has reached 924 students through our direct-to-classroom outreach, led and facilitated by D×D partner, designExplorr. We’ve been to 7 cities across the U.S., including Akron, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.


We’re coming to a computer near you.

Our open-access curriculum kit launches in the second half of 2023.
In it you’ll find interactive lessons you can use with grade 7–12 students that you teach or mentor. The kit includes resources for you, the educator or facilitator, as well as turnkey lessons you can start with
your students.

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Amazon is investing in programming that supports access and equity in the design profession.
A social impact organization that celebrates design by offering activities that expose youth to design careers.
A coalition to catalyze racial equity and justice in the design profession.

A non-profit organization established to further design education for underserved minority youth.

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