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