YEAR HERE: AN ALTERNATIVE GAP YEAR - By Zahra Davidson, Year Here

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YEAR HERE: AN ALTERNATIVE GAP YEAR - By Zahra Davidson, Year Here

  1. 1. The You should have asked us ages ago.
  2. 2. 1. Gap Yah 2. Opportunity not need 3. Cowrote growing social ventures report Internal ideas competition at YF, Ideas for London competition Clore fellow, salary paid for a year. Secured initial Nesta funding, then funding from Unltd
  3. 3. A world where the energy and entrepreneurial abilities of talented people are harnessed to solve important social problems in Britain.
  4. 4. 2 LEADING EFFECTIVE SOCIAL CHANGE IS DIFFICULT.
  5. 5. 3 SOCIAL INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAN BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.
  6. 6. 4 THE FIELD OF SOCIAL INNOVATION REQUIRES MORE TALENT TO MEET ITS AMBITIOUS GOALS.
  7. 7. 5 LOTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE A CAREER WITH PURPOSE BUT THEY ALSO WANT OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN, PRESTIGE & RECOGNITION.
  8. 8. 6 CONSTRUCTIVE GAP YEARS CAN HAVE A CRITICAL ROLE IN SHAPING YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIFE CHOICES.
  9. 9. 1 THE UK FACES COMPLEX AND INTRACTABLE SOCIAL ISSUES.
  10. 10. To nurture and unleash a new generation of young British people who are fired up about solving social problems, and equipped with the mindset, skills, insight and network to turn their passions into real social change.
  11. 11. HOW ARE WE DOING SO FAR?
  12. 12. Assumptions Educational conditions KEY CHALLENGES & BARRIERS Impact measurement Visibility Overprogramming
  13. 13. Masters space Social ambiion niche KEY OPPORTUNITIES / ENABLERS Channel energy Gap Years
  14. 14. HOW DOES YH ENGAGE IN DESIGN LEAD SOCIAL INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY?
  15. 15. DESIGN
  16. 16. IMPACT MEASUREMENT
  17. 17. “intense, incredible, eye opening, confidence building, identity affirming.” “Tough (at times I have definitely felt like I wanted to quit) but also transformative and life-changing (Never have I had such a self-searching experience, I will always be grateful to Year Here)” “I’ve reevaluated my identity – maybe more than in my years at university.”
  18. 18. Go and live off-grid utopian communities I wanted to get experience of all the different ways of making a difference. I wanted to learn by doing. Work within the system to challenge it and change it. It has changed my focus towards understanding problems first. Starting up on my own seems a lot more achievable now.
  19. 19. 1. PEOPLE
  20. 20. 2. DESIGN PROCESS
  21. 21. 3. DESIGN THINKING
  22. 22. 4. PATHWAYS
  23. 23. THE EXCELLERATOR THE EXCELLERATOR We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places in top art and design universities. We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places in top art and design universities.
  24. 24. 5. DESIGNING EDUCATION
  25. 25. 6. US
  26. 26. 1. EMBED DESIGN 2. EDUCATION DESIGN 3. DESIGN EDUCATION 4. PEOPLE FIRST
  27. 27. LETS CHAT!

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