July 20th–24th, Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
For Middle School Students (students entering 7-8th grade). Space is limited.
Spend Your Summer With the Discovery Center Being a Changemaker!
Our weeklong workshops provide middle and high school students with an opportunity to learn about local and global issues, develop leadership skills, and explore the crucial role youth have in creating positive social change. The workshops include field trips, discussions with experts from the fields of global health and development, and networking opportunities with organizations engaged on social change. The 2020 workshops will have a focus on our upcoming special exhibit, Through Positive Eyes, and explore the power of art, storytelling, and community engagement to banish stigma and harmful stereotypes.
About Through Positive Eyes
Opening June 2020, this exhibition features photography, stories, sculpture, and video created by people living with HIV/AIDS in 10 cities across the world and soon, Seattle. The exhibit will also feature an interactive space themed around banishing stigma that includes live storytelling by a group of Seattle based HIV-positive community members.
To learn more about Through Positive Eyes you can visit their website.
Workshops are co-facilitated in collaboration with Gates Foundation Discovery Center's Youth Ambassadors and Storytellers for Change.
- Applications are due on Thursday, April 30th or until space permits.
- Space is limited for all workshops.
- There is no cost to attend.
- All workshops will be held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.
- There are two off-site visits (locations TBD). Site visits will be within walking distance of the Foundation or we'll take public transportation.
Application Review Process:
We employ a holistic approach to reviewing applications. We value all applicants with extensive leadership experience as well as applicants who may just be starting to explore community involvement. The strongest applications articulate why this workshop will help you to make a difference in your community and in addressing the local and global issues you care about. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application on May 4th.
Questions: Contact Deborah Sepulveda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The workshop will be held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center 440 5th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109
Data Privacy Statement:
Any data you provide on this application will be only be reviewed by Foundation Staff and workshop facilitators. We will keep your information confidential and we will not share any of your information with third parties.