The first annual Idea Summit and IdeaX Challenge in 2019 was a phenomenal success. Hundreds of students participating, from elementary to middle school all the way through to high school. Students were challenged, engaged and thoughtful about their projects. Poised to move into our second year in 2020, we were of course derailed by COVID-19.
IdeaX can best be summed up as an opportunity for secondary students to develop a vision, and then through intensive research and advice-seeking from mentors, follow it through to its viable conclusion. Students will come to know that parameters are essential to avoid wasting time with an unfocused, far-flung exploration. Supported by a creative brief that lays out the strategic goals, demographic information, key attributes and specific visual and logistical criteria, students present their months-long investigative project to a panel of expert judges, who will reject even the savviest of projects if they are not explained properly.
Those that make it through the rigorous process of initial vetting, the secondary selection process, final presentations and adjudications of first, second and third awards will receive cash scholarships from the Langley School District Foundation in amounts of up to $20,000.
The Langley School District, often described as one of the most progressive and innovative in the province, will once again hit it out of the park with IdeaX.
Community partners are encouraged to sponsor, support, adjudicate, participate and serve as mentors in our students’ journey towards a vision of the future.
To support this unique endeavour at one of the enclosed sponsorship levels (Platinum $5,000; Gold $3,500; Silver $2,000 or Bronze $750) please let contact us.