The Young Innovators Program Helps Youth Build Big Ideas!

The FDS Young Innovators Program empowers kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. We help kids uncover their passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Students learn design methods and get hands-on experience building new business offerings.

Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, the Future Design School experience is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Students are mentored throughout the process, and are exposed to thought leaders through our global network of entrepreneurs. Throughout the program they develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.  

What are previous campers saying about the program:

“You need to try for yourself I just cannot explain it.”

“It’s the best program ever!”

“I found it really fun!! It is cool how we have challenges and new things to do every day. I really like making a prototype. It was one of my favourite part.”

Check out our video!

Key takeaways for campers:

  • Build Solutions to Real World Challenges and Opportunities
  • Learn Design Thinking Strategy
  • Create and Pitch a Business

This camp is for you if:

  • You’re a youth aged 10-14
  • You want to make a difference in the world
  • You want to have fun!

“I cannot do all the good the world needs. But the world needs, all the good I can do.”  – Jan Stanfield

Agenda

  • 9am Daily – Students arrive at VentureLab (IBM Markham)
  • 4pm Daily – Students are picked up  VentureLab (IBM Markham)
  • 2pm Friday – Parents are invited to “Demo Day” at  VentureLab (IBM Markham)

Join Us for Young Innovators Camp Level 2!

Young Innovators Camp Level 2: Markham | August 19 – 23 | ventureLAB

Take your prototype to the next level! Campers will learn user experience (UX) design methods, get hands-on experience learning how to leverage a number of new tools and will create a landing page for their product.

Use discount code: LEVELUP25 for $25 off registration for Level 2!

No Prerequisites Required

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