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Teen Start-Up: People Power

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Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace

Parkes, ACT 2600

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A school holiday program with a difference.
Re-think how we practice democracy. Design solutions. Have your say!


What matters to your teen?

The freedom to express themselves and wear whatever suits them? What about the right to choose their own friends and hang out with whomever they like? Or debates around rights and responsibilities and whether your rules are fair and just?

Debating these issues at home is a great starting point for exploring participatory democracy. At the Teen Start-Up: People Power innovation competition, we take this one step further and challenge our young students to imagine how they could make the world a better place by re-thinking how we practice democracy in Australia.


Let them have their say!

Teen Start-Up: People Power is a 3-day innovation competition for high school and College students (ages 11-18 years) run during the January school holidays. Over 3 days, students are taken through the innovation development process from idea to execution. Students can work in teams or individually to come up with an idea for a product or service that they believe provides a solution to a problem their generation will face in the future. The event concludes with the students pitching their concepts to a panel of judges.


Opportunity to meet local experts

Students will meet with local entrepreneurs and subject matter experts. They will also enjoy a facilitated learning program at the Museum of Australian Democracy to inspire their thinking.


Solve problems facing their generation

Students will be challenged to think a range of issues including:

  • the role of social media in elections, spreading political ideas, relaying community service announcements during disasters and mobilising support for aid relief;

  • the role technology can play in the delivery of government services from voting online to the universal access to medical records;

  • the role citizens can play in setting Government priorities, co-designing Government programs and helping with their delivery (e.g. Citizen Science projects);

  • how we can harness civic and government data to better meet constituent’s needs (e.g. reporting local problems);

  • the role of civic hackers in identifying ways to provide public services more effectively and efficiently than Government can do alone.

If your child is a problem-solver, creative thinker and idea generator; then this school holiday program will stretch their imagination and give them the perfect forum to share their ideas.


When:

Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
(Registration from 8:30am, and supervision provided until 4:30pm)


Where:

Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT


Cost:

$180.00 (+GST) per person for the 3-day program
$160.00 (+ GST) per person for 2 or more children

A limited number of scholarships are available courtesy of the Museum of Australian Democracy. Please contact Lighthouse on 02 6163 8300 or email enquiries@lighthouseinnovation.com.au to find out more.


What to bring?

  • Laptop or tablet for online research (must be able to connect to Wi-Fi);

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day.


For more information, visit https://www.teenstartupcamp.com.au/

To view the terms and conditions, please visit https://www.teenstartupcamp.com.au/about/terms-conditions

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.


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