We Need Your Help To Transform Education in Atlanta

Three months ago, we were approached by Leadership Atlanta and the organizers of the (co)lab Summit with a big task: to awaken the change agents within Atlanta and inspire the region’s most talented citizens to help transform education.

To do this, we were tasked with writing briefs, helping to rally the community around education, and designing/producing two short videos that would bring to light the challenges our city is facing in regards to educating our children to life. 

Our goal is to get as many ideas and solutions as we can out of concerned Atlanta regional citizens surrounding the two key challenges in education—increasing graduation rates and growing the next generation of leaders—and share them on an online collaboration tool called IdeaString.

The end result will be a collection of thousands of ideas that can then be filtered, synthesized, mapped, and shared back to all (co)lab attendees, partners, sponsors, and concerned citizens. 

The top five ideas for each topic will be presented during the closing keynote at (co)lab, during which the audience will decide and commit to making one idea within each challenge come alive.

Help Raise Atlanta's Graduation Rate to 90%

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx-tFEPqFcQ

Help Atlanta Build a New Generation of Leaders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fApvSZgV5fE

We can create a brighter future for Atlanta. It’s time to make it happen.

How You Can Help

 
Register to attend the (co)lab summit. If you’re concerned about cost, leave a comment and I’ll reach out with ways we can help you attend at a discounted rate.

Share your ideas on how to transform education. The IdeaString platform will be live for two weeks. From September 16 through September 30 at midnight. IdeaString will be open to anyone to login, create a profile, and suggest their ideas and solutions to the six lab challenges.

 

Written by Adam Harrell on September 16, 2013

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Jenn Graham says:

This is SO exciting! Looking forward to reading all the ideas and solutions! Thank you Adam and Nebo for always being so deeply involved in issues that matter, right here in our own backyard.

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