'Think It Up' Charter School Initiative to Visit Washington, D.C.

Think It Up ™ , an Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) initiative designed to refocus the national education conversation on the great work happening in American classrooms, heads to Washington, D.C. The event asks local students and teachers to identify the most pressing issues in their classrooms and communities and develop actionable projects to address them.

At "Think It Up Live: D.C." on Tuesday, November 15 at Cardozo Education Campus, D.C. public and charter school students will collaborate to build projects to answer the simple scenario: "You have been appointed to a task force on Classroom & Community Leadership. Identify an issue that affects your school or community and present a project that helps to address it." Leaders from across the city and across industry will lead breakout sessions to help students develop the skills of effective project design and storytelling, then join the students as mentors, providing in-the-moment feedback to help them shape their ideas into real-life project plans. Think It Up will offer a total of $30,000 in direct funding for the projects dreamed up at "Think It Up Live: D.C."

Participating schools span the D.C. market and include:

  • Anacostia High School
  • Ballou High School
  • Capital City Public Charter School (High School)
  • Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan
  • Cardozo Education Campus
  • Charles Hart Middle School
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus
  • Coolidge High School
  • Hardy Middle School
  • HD Woodson High School
  • Inspired Teaching Public Charter School
  • Kelly Miller Middle School
  • Luke C. More High School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Ron Brown College Preparatory High School
  • School Without Walls
  • Sousa Middle School
  • The Children's Guild DC
  • Theodore Roosevelt High School
  • Washington Metropolitan High School