Pilot Project Equips Homeless Teens with Design Skills

Created: 06/19/2013 3:41 PM KSTP.com By: Nick Winkler

An innovative new program is being tested in a Twin Cities homeless shelter. It's called the D3 Process: dream it, design it, and do it.

Students are trained to think and act like designers in a project-based learning environment that focuses on skills that some believe are underemphasized in traditional school settings.

The idea is that training at-risk teens to creatively develop solutions to everyday problems will translate into solving real-world problems.

The program is being tested at People Serving People, one of three D3 pilot projects in the country.

It's a collaborative effort between the Pearson Foundation and The New Learning Institute.