In 2011, as part of the non-profit org Kidnected World, we started working with young people who had ideas to impact their Collectives. After years of learning and fieldwork, we saw that young people, teachers and Collective leaders needed a place online where their ideas and work could live, grow and connect with others—a place where local ideas and action could be part of a global Collective. And so The Wonderment was born.
On The Wonderment, you can explore simple questions or start and share major projects—it’s all a part of approaching the world around you with wonder. The elements you need, from community awareness to micro-grant funding to get your project off the ground, are built into the platform and process itself. The Wonderment is the first of its kind, bringing together young people, organizations, schools and companies to make youth-initiated ideas a reality.
Because I am an Resident Assistant I have to do a service activity with the students of my building. I know that the public schools of Guatemala have a lot of kids who does not have experiences outside the country, and I was thinking having the students of Snow college write letters to the kids talking about them, their experiences, and giving them hope that they can, in fact, do what they put their minds into.
Because the letters would be in English, we would send them to the kids in the Mesoamericano School, they would translate the letters, buy some equipment that the school would use (like markers for teachers, pen and pencils for the kids, etc.) and then a group of students would travel to a public school. The kids from Mesoamericano School have been working with a school with a mobil library to promote reading, therefore they would take the bus and read the letters as one activity that demonstrates that there is a whole world out there.
The Purpose of this project is to help the Avellanas Mangrove biome be able to grow and sustain itself, after being damaged in a natural catastrophe years ago. But that is not all. The reason this project transcends just this community is that one of our main goals is to spread awareness of the importance of the mangrove, and direct people’s attention towards this important biome, who serves as a birthplace for many marine life species.
Our objective is to create a ripple effect: spark interest in Mangrove Restoration by drawing attention towards our efforts.
This project focuses on the importance of the health of women, specifically women in need. We will provide a safe space for people to come and voice their concerns, questions and we will give them the right to choose and healthy option. We hope to spread the message about the importance of safe and protected sex around the country with our campaigns, workshops, and events. Our goal is to help all women in need by always being the trusted and hardworking group of women.
Everyone wonders about something different when they look around at the world. When we connect all the ways we imagine the world and find new ways to create together, it becomes a movement that reflects each person who’s a part of it. We think that’s a superpower we can all share—and that’s why we call it the Wonderment.