Day of Design is a service that connects corporations to their future workforce and positions them as a STEM employer of choice, offering opportunities for local connections as well as a national presence.

Day of Design’s Core Components

  • Provides K-12 students with a project-based learning activity that incorporates important principles of STEM knowledge, design thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork and more
  • Utilizes a media campaign to showcase the sponsor’s brand as committed to STEM education and STEM talent development
  • Provides the vehicle for employee engagement in sponsor’s target communities
  • Creates a scalable tool for impacting students and educators nationwide

Benefits of Day of Design for Sponsors

Engage with students through a custom activity that aligns to your brand and mission

Gain national presence and recognition through our network of schools and afterschool programs across the country

Act locally with a design thinking activity that solves a problem that is relevant to your community

Sponsorship Options for Day of Design

Day of Design Blueprint

Comprehensive blueprint to creating a project-based learning competition with schools, using your employees as volunteers. The Day of Design Blueprint includes content such as:

  • Best practices on how to work with schools
  • Sample volunteer feedback form
  • Judge’s evaluation guides
  • Sample questions to ask students
  • Student event outline
  • Video creation guidelines

The Blueprint also includes two, hour-long coaching calls to support high-quality implementation.

Day of Design

Includes Day of Design Blueprint, plus:

  • A custom NGSS and Common Core aligned design thinking activity and accompanying teacher’s guide for three grade levels
  • Sponsor branding and logo on all collateral including activity
  • Dedicated webpage on STEMconnector’s website
  • Comprehensive social media campaign
  • PR and outreach to maximize brand exposure that includes but is not limited to: email marketing, press release, blog posts, targeted outreach to school districts
  • Additional coaching and project management support

Day of Design Live

Includes Day of Design Blueprint & all benefits of Day of Design, plus:

  • One live event with students at a preferred location, facilitating hands-on employee engagement and creating an occasion that will maximize media exposure
  • Depending on location, recommend contacts at schools and afterschool programs
  • Event planning and management
  • Event collateral creation
  • Student engagement lead during event
  • Employee volunteer training on how to work with students

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