iLead+Design - a community action studio

Summer 2017 iLead+Design: Students give their presentations to community partners:

In a dynamic, startup-like environment, iLead+Design participants will:

  • cultivate teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • develop creative confidence, improvisation, problem-solving and communication skills
  • dive into principles of human centered design thinking
  • ideate, prototype, and test novel solutions while working in teams
  • co-create with a variety of cloud-based digital media and collaboration tools
  • actively engage with community partners and program coaches to understand challenges, apply design thinking processes, and design solutions 
  • present solutions and communicate the processes used to achieve them to peers, coaches, and community members

Open to: Students currently enrolled in 8th - 12th grade
Dates: Two weeks (M-F): June 12 - 23, 2017
Hours: 9am - 3pm
Location: Two Locations - allU.S. Credit Union (Salinas)
Fee: $800 (Financial Aid Available)
Size: 6 Students per Coach

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**An Application is required for this program**

2017 Challenge Partners

Salinas Library
Loaves, Fishes, and Computers

Participants describe in their own words the iLead+Design 2.0 (2014) program. 

Coaches discuss their approach to the iLead+Design program. 

Previous Challenge Partners:

  • COPA
  • Center for Social Impact Learning
  • PG Museum of Natural History
  • MEarth
  • Monterey County Government Center
  • Ma's Green Living
  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Save Our Shores
  • Animal Friends Rescue Project
  • Surfrider Foundation of Monterey
  • SPCA of Monterey
  • The City of Monterey

Previous Challenge Partner Presentations


A Look Inside iLead+Design


The Lyceum -- in partnership with allU.S. Credit Union and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey,  --  seeks young innovators currently in grades 8 - 12 to participate in the iLead+Design community action studio for two weeks in summer 2017 (June 12 - 23). Studio participants will collaborate with program community partners to understand and define challenges, investigate opportunities for innovation, and design and deliver meaningful solutions.     

Who is an iLead+Design participant?

  • Students in good standing who believe they have much to offer their community             

  • Creative problem-solvers who ask great questions and enjoy challenge-based learning
  • Collaborators who work well in teams
  • Contributors willing to meet deadlines on behalf of a team
  • Communicators interested in developing their voice

Contact the Lyceum for more information:

  • or 831-372-6098

Special Thanks to the following iLead+Design coaches:

Bob Cole - iLead+Design Coach

Bob Cole – Director, Digital Learning Commons | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
iL+D Co-Founder, Coach 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017


Aaron Eden

Aaron Eden - Co-founder and Principal, Eliad Group |
iL+D Co-Founder, Coach 2013, 2017


Tritia Moneypenny - iLead+Design Coach

Tritia Moneypenny - Youth Development Specialist
iL+D Coach 2014, 2015, 2016


Sean Raymond - iLead+Design Coach

Sean Raymond - Academic Dean | York School
iL+D Co-Founder, Coach 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017


iLead+Design Logo 2017