Guide to Project Design | Overview
The AdCap Project Designer is your opportunity to create a project that inspires and achieves positive health and wellness changes in your school or community. Using the Designer will help you transform your vision into an actual plan for potential investors and mentors to support. Completing the tiles in the Project Designer will empower you to pioneer your project and succeed! Each tile will help spark your BIG idea to become an inspiring and empowering reality.
Successfully completing the Project Designer tiles will highlight your knowledge of three key elements to any successful project – Knowledge of Self, Project Planning, and Getting Support.
Revisit, Review, Revise
You can hop between tiles and change information as your Project Design starts to unfold. There might be a great idea in a specific tile that inspires you to go back and improve others!
Once you complete every tile, you’ll be ready to submit your project for approval. Before you do that, review it to see if there are any changes or improvements that can be made. It might also be a great opportunity to get a parent, teacher or friend to review it with you to see if it makes sense!
Guide to Project Design | Knowledge of Self
The most successful projects often depend on how well the project planner knows themselves. What are your passions, inspirations and expectations? What gives you a feeling of accomplishment? What kind of leader are you? Being able to leverage your strengths will not only help you focus your attention where it is best suited, but also empower you to compliment your skills with supporters that have different skills to offer.
Guide to Project Design | Project Planning
Creating a plan that includes key deadlines and expectations will allow you to maintain a powerful focus on your project outcomes that matter most. How will you measure the impact of your plan? What are the expectations for change? What logical steps, activities, and events are needed to move your project towards that picture you paint of the future? Potential investors want to know that they are supporting a vision that can become a reality.
Guide to Project Design | Getting Support
Support comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. How will you reach out to get what you need? Collaborating with supporters will put your Project Design in motion and allow more people to contribute toward the success of your project.
PROJECT DESIGNER WALKTHROUGH
Tile 2 - What Actual Changes Will You Make Happen?
Select where your project will take place.
Knowing the location for your project helps refine your plan and helps you set the scene in order to describe the environment and why change is needed!
Describe the current environment or setting as you see it, what needs to be changed, and why it needs to be changed.
Potential investors want to help those in need. Presenting a clear picture of why your project is needed at this location is vital so you can inspire those who’ll support you. The best stories make us feel like we are immersed in the scene; and concise, descriptive language will allow supporters to discover your world through your eyes and connect with your need to change things for the better.
Write a brief description of the future. How does your environment look after the conclusion of your project? Be specific about the changes that you expect to occur.
What is your dream outcome for your project? How would the environment change? Potential investors want to believe in your vision for the future and sharing that vision inspires their support. The ability to clearly articulate the future is also empowering to you as you develop your project plan.