“The week I spent at the Design The Future summer camp was one of the most professionally motivating experiences I've had all throughout high school.”
We're looking for students who are curious, motivated and want to make the world a better place.
Is that you?
40 + hours of guidance and mentorship by professionals: Designers, university design students, experts in engineering, and more.
Fantastic speakers in the areas of health, mobility, design, engineering, assistive technology, autonomous living, entrepreneurship, and more
and building a functional app,
while also learning the skills needed
to do it time and time again.
Real-world Design Thinking
knowledge as used and taught by
DC Design and the Stanford University
design school (the d.school)..
Life-changing insights from Project Partners about living with a disability and the importance of designing human-centered products.
and membership in a select community of like-minded peers, all striving to make the world better.
The chance to solve a real problem
that negatively impacts your
Project Partner’s life.
An understanding of UX & UI Design methods like persona creation, storyboarding, wireframing, app layout, app design, and more!
Possibly, the best experience of your life!
Any student who is in the 8th - 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year can participate.
As long as they have access to...
A Computer or Laptop
A Webcam (We Use Zoom)
A Good Attitude!
High school students from all across the world will be taking part in Design the Future: Digital this summer! Will you?
Design the Future: Digital costs $1,250 but…
There are three ways to save on the program…
Sign up for our free webinar to learn more about the program and you’ll receive a discount code for $50 off.
Refer your friends! For each friend that you refer who fully enrolls in the program, you’ll get a $50 gift card.
*Referral System will be rolled out soon for students who have registered and started an application.
We have a limited number of scholarships available for students who demonstrate significant financial hardship, especially Black and brown students who are historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
*Check the box when applying to be considered for scholarship funding.
The lifeblood of Design the Future.
This program isn’t possible without
them and their commitment to mentoring Design the Future students. They choose to share their gifts with students and it’s a good thing because their life experiences as working professionals,
community volunteers, Olympic athletes, designers, engineers, student mentors, and more help students start to understand life in a different way.
These are the people who run the
program and teach students the
fundamental concepts of Design
Thinking, Design for Disability, and more. They are expert designers and engineers with tons of facilitation experience to boot. You’ll definitely
want to get to know them!
Come from all walks of life, from
university students to professional
designers, we source the best mentors for students to gain the wisdom they need to succeed in this program and beyond.
Design The Future Expo
On the final day of the program, family, friends, and the wider community are invited to the Design The Future Expo, a virtual showcase of all student projects from the year.
See and interact with their final products, learn about their stories, and see the journey our students, Project Partners, and Design Coaches took as they came together to create a new product to benefit the world.