Be the Change
Amana Academy's "Be the Change" expedition empowers 8th-grade students in Alpharetta, GA, to make a real difference in their community.
The school is partnering with a local non-profit organization, Mad Housers, to create affordable shelters for unhoused Atlanta citizens. In this year-long expedition, students can visit a homeless encampment and explore the root causes of homelessness through literature and research. These experiences help students gain empathy and understanding for those in need. Through the design thinking process, they ideate and prototype innovative solutions to improve the existing shelter designs while making them more economical.