Young Innovators Camp Barrie
The Young Innovators Program Helps Youth Build Big Ideas!
The FDS Young Innovators Program empowers kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. We help kids uncover their passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Students learn design methods and get hands-on experience building new business offerings.
Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, the FDS experience is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Students are mentored throughout the process, and are exposed to thought leaders through our global network of entrepreneurs. Throughout the program they develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.
Build Solutions to Real World Challenges and Opportunities
Learn Design Thinking Strategy
Create and Pitch a Business
Jon Lewis is passionate about teaching, educational design, and creativity. He has worked in public education for 13 years, holding various support roles in Literacy and Art instruction, technology integration, and most recently in designing professional development for teachers. Jon also co-founded Art In House, a community Art Gallery and Education space in Barrie, Ontario. Art In House works to bring innovative arts programming to downtown Barrie, provide gallery space for emerging artists, and work with community partners to infuse visual art into a variety of events. Jon joined the Innovation Leader team at FDS last year. He sees incredible value in using Design Thinking to support the process of ideation for students. Jon began his journey with FDS last summer, running his first FDS camp in Barrie. With the success of the first camp, Jon looks forward to expanding the Young Innovator’s Program in Barrie.