"How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?"
That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago: asking participants to "design fun, inspiring and new ways to help teenagers and young adults around the world preserve and nurture their own creative confidence. At a time when our world faces unprecedented challenges, how might we ensure that young people practice their creative confidence today so that they have a shot at becoming successful leaders tomorrow?"
“A lot of people tell teens who they ought to be. But in the end only they can decide who they'll become. At SelfStyle, we believe teens want to be something great," states SelfStyle's Manifesto. "We’re creating a platform where teens create their own identity by acting on their most positive impulses. A place that encourages compassionate and generous behaviors. A place for building positive relationships, creative confidence, and well-being.”
Be sure to go through SelfStyle's complete strategy and prototype [PDF], including its app idea (this is geared towards teens, after all).