58 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
will need to adopt a service leadership approach. “In 2020 Millennials will
be the largest segment of the workforce, just as they are ascending into
management positions” (Notter and Grant 2015).
Millennials are not interested in simply making money; for them their
work needs to provide them with a sense of purpose. 19,000 high-scoring
college graduates across the United States applied for Teach for America.
TFA has become one of the largest employers of Ivy League graduates
(Milway, 2014). This indicates the trend of Millenials considering
opportunities that provide them with purpose.
Social Entrepreneurship in Schools
Millennials have been heard saying “they want to change the world”
(Seager, 2014). The world is demanding a new type of leadership – one
that is more service and people oriented – and to ensure our students
will be prepared for this, social entrepreneurship is one way to develop
these skills as part of their education. If this is the case, what does it mean
for schools today when it comes to preparing students for life after school
and college? Below are social entrepreneurial initiatives that Re.D Studio
has been experimenting with to provide this space to our students.
Technology, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (TRAI) Summit
TRAI Summit is a 2-day conference for high school students to use
technology to solve real world problems in India. Below is a list of
prototypes students spent 2 days developing. Some of these prototypes
were created using tools such as 3D printers and solar panels, and others
were built out of cardboard for their first iteration:
Tap and Light: A device on seats at sports stadiums. Each time the
seat is tapped, enough electricity can be generated to power the
Cap and Charge: A solar can charger for your phone on the go.
A wristband that can generate electricity through the motion of