SITIO’s Andrew Ferrarelli presents to a group of middle school students at Welsh Elementary in Philadelphia, PA as part of Compete 360's Designers in Schools week. For several years Andrew has volunteered as a mentor at various schools helping students creatively solve problems they identify in their school or community. The program empowers students to become change makers while learning about design thinking.
Compete 360 is an organization to support the education and development of urban youth. For fourteen years, the charity provided academic support and enrichment programming to children in grades K-8 in Atlantic City, Camden, and Philadelphia. Their mission is to cultivate a design thinking practice in under-resourced city schools, helping teachers bring new ideas and practices to their work, and helping students engage in hands-on, inquiry-driven learning.