The third annual Changing Systems Student Summit tackles the issue of youth homelessness in the St. Louis community in response to alarming community trends. This event is designed, led, and facilitated by youth leaders with training in systems thinking/system dynamics, including students who have previously participated in previous Changing Systems Student Summits, group model building workshops, and internships with the Brown School Social System Design Lab.

The use of system dynamics provides a powerful tool for uncovering the structures that underlie youth homelessness, identify and prioritize leverage points for change, and engage and involve the stakeholders in the system who have the power to influence broad institutional change.

This 4-day workshop will provide students with a chance to learn and use systems thinking tools and apply them to social justice issues in their community. All student participants receive a certificate of participation in this workshop and will participate a service learning project of their design after the summit.

Space is limited so register as soon as possible.