The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man [& woman].
— George Bernard Shaw
KIDS CAN BE UNREASONABLE TOO!
'Unreasonable Kids College is a social entrepreneurship education program training the next generation of kid superheroes. Unreasonable Kids see opportunity where adults see problems. The world is plagued with societal issues, who best to solve it than kids. Kids are so creative and can offer great insight into how to address societal problems.
The mission is to coach and support the development of kids into unreasonable thinkers that create out of the box solutions to fight the world's most challenging problems.
The goal is to create opportunities for kids to tackle topics like poverty, environmental, and other issues of his or her interest. Unreasonable Kids College creates a safe, peer to peer, coach-led environment to facilitate and inspire world changers, as they learn how to release his or her fight for good.
The after-school programs, workshops, and camps are filled with brain-based learning activities and a creative design curriculum to help kids develop his or her social entrepreneurial super-powers.
Little Superheroes Camp: Social Entrepreneurship for Kids
Ages 6- 9. Unreasonable Kids™ inspire little superheroes ages 6 - 9 to release his or her fight for good. The 5-day online-camp is filled with brain-based learning activities and a creative design curriculum to help little kids develop his or her social entrepreneurial super-powers while having fun. Also, Little Superheroes learn about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how kid- action is essential to change our world for the better.
Super Kid-Entrepreneurs: Ready, Set, Go Camp
Ages 10-12. Unreasonable Kids™ provides hands-on training and instruction on how to start a business from scratch. Topics covered include using superhero powers to detect consumer needs and how to bring the idea to fruition. At the 5-day online-camp, students understand the ends and outs of how to connect with his or her customer to become a successful Super Kid-entrepreneur.
How to Become an Unreasonable Kid Camp: Elementary School
Age 8 -11. Unreasonable Kids™ grades 3- 5 learn the foundational principles of social entrepreneurship and how to become an unreasonable thinker to solve a social problem from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. This social entrepreneurship 5-day online camp gives children a voice to address age-appropriate social problems in a safe environment while using entrepreneurial principles to create an intangible product (service) that benefits society.
How to Become an Unreasonable Kid Camp: Middle School
Ages 12-15. Unreasonable Kids™ grades 6 - 8 learn how to become an unreasonable thinker through social entrepreneurship education to solve a social problem from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. Students develop a tangible product (prototype) that benefits society. Also, this social entrepreneurship program (5- day online-camp) gives tweens/ teens a safe platform to address social problems through out of the box solutions.
After-School Programs and Workshops
Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab After- School Program
Ages 7- 17. Unreasonable Kids™ in partnership with Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab in Newport News, Virginia, offers a social entrepreneurship after-school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the month of October and January. The after- school program introduces learners, ages 7-17, to social enterprise development. The after-school program at the Brooks Crossing iLAB is FREE and gives kids a voice to address age-appropriate social issues outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda in a safe environment. Also creates an opportunity for kids to learn how to use entrepreneurial principles in creating a Social Enterprise to solve one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Unreasonable Kids™ Workshops
Ages 7- 17. Unreasonable Kids™ offers unique 4- session workshops at various locations throughout the Hampton Roads, along with online courses hosted by Outschool and Sawyer Tools. Workshops include art entrepreneurship, podcasting, idea creation, social enterprise development, entrepreneurship, marketing, market research, consumer behavior, business etiquette, and more.
I enjoyed the camp, I learned about different businesses and how different teens are proving that they can change the world through social entrepreneurship. The camp was awesome.
I love the camp, I learned so much and had fun while learning. I love Ms. Gaines she was the best teacher I’ve ever had. I’m serious out of all the teachers in school and camps she was my favorite!
The camp brings in a diverse group of kids and holds discussions on significant issues our generation should be talking about. You learn so much about social entrepreneurship, but also different perspectives on problems, and even a bit of life issues such as how to overcome fear. This is my favorite summer camp so far.
This camp was great! We did cool stuff on TinkerCad like build things that help the community or nature. Our teacher Ms. Gaines was lovely and thoughtful. I would recommend this class to 10-12-year-olds.
I enjoyed the Social Entrepreneurship for Tween camp because Ms. Gaines was enjoyable and the subject of social entrepreneurship was fascinating. The TinkerCad designing was fun too, and I enjoyed making my prototype and seeing it come to life. The software idea I came up with I believe will be beneficial to solving the problem I selected. I think I have a real invention to bring to life in the making to help foreign language literacy.
AINSLEY, AGE 11
HENRY, AGE 10
TYLEEN, AGE 12
ARTHUR, AGE 10
EUGENE, AGE 12
Alina, age 13
The biggest lesson I took from this course with Ms. Gaines was to be the change that our world needs. Attending this course I became an unreasonable thinker and now know how to give back to the world.
Bruno, age 15
My biggest lesson that I learned from the course was the difference between a Social Enterprise (SE) and a small business. I love that Ms. Gaines was very relatable and was easy to have hot button topic discussions and brainstorming sessions with.
Liza, age 14
I enjoyed that the course was like a family and the biggest lesson that I took away from the class is that it is okay to be people-centered and to look for ways to help others without the expectation of getting anything back.
Barron, age 16
Listening to Ms. Gaines story about how she started her Social Enterprise (SE) and how it was an issue she was passionate about. Made me want to give back too, as I consider myself an unreasonable thinker and am confident that I can create my own SE in the future.
Mariah, age 17
One of the biggest lessons I learned in Ms. Gaines course was to not be ashamed of the things we have no control over. Ms. Gaines taught us through her own life experiences good or bad, to take pride in ourselves and our circumstances because we all have a purpose. Our discussions were engaging with the freedom to agree or disagree without judgment. Ms. Gaines is liberating and a force to be reckon with.
Unreasonable Kids love listening to KidzBop music; while coming up
with creative solutions to the worlds most challenging problems.
Here are some of past campers' favorite music videos:
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