Our Kidizens Leadership Program Fall 2012 Session
The Kidizens Entrepreneurship and Leadership program is targeted for 5th-8th graders as well as our graduating kidizens who have done the basic program offering them a higher level of challenge and learning. It is an opportunity for students to build their basic knowledge of real-life social studies, civics, business and economics acquired previously through schools, other programs or the Kidizens regular program.
In the Kidizens Leadership program, each pair of students will create a model LEGO city in a competitive league-like environment. Each week their city will compete against those of their fellow students in achieving the highest scores in categories including Environmental Health, Traffic Flow, Citizen Happiness, Crime and Literacy. Building with LEGOs and responding to real-time telegrams from residents and cabinet advisors will contribute to learning on the job, while having lots of fun! As each week serves as one “game” in the league, the student mayors will receive weekly feedback from an esteemed “Panel of Leadership Judges” who will distribute reports indicating ratings in each category.
Meanwhile, as the students compete in the rigors of the LEGO League, they must also do online research, writing reports on urban issues which may affect their own city’s standing such as water filtration, bike lanes, business zoning, recycling and much more. They will even conduct interviews with real city council members and local government officials to further their research. All the while, they will receive urban history lessons from the Kidizens staff to further their knowledge and allow them to be better mayors. Altogether, it’s an exciting construction competition for the older LEGO lover combined with a top-notch civics and political education.
|Los Altos/ Palo Alto Location|
Wednesday Afternoon: 3:15pm – 5:45 pm
Friday Mornings: 9:30 am to 12:00pm
(Please note that this class is being combined with our Young Senators class in Belmont, offering a higher level real-life social studies curriculum targeted at 5th through the early-middle school grades)
|Dates: The classes run the weeks of Sep 10th – Dec 21st:
(No class during the week of Thanksgiving)Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details