Tiger Challenge student designers, instructors, and the program manager recently had a chance to share their design thinking skills with a group of community leaders at a wellness convening at Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), a not-for-profit museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum. The bulk of the nearly 300 contemporary sculptures are sited outside across 42 landscaped acres just outside the city of Trenton.
The group brainstormed with area stakeholders from healthcare, community development, education, art, mental health, and social and racial equity organizations to build programs that integrate the art and natural resources at GFS with healing and wellness.
This full-day workshop gave the students a chance to flex the human-centered design thinking muscles they developed over the summer in Tiger Challenge's 10-week intensive program. Spending the day surrounded by colorful sticky notes and markers was nothing new to the Princeton delegation. However, bringing their ideas to a seasoned group of community leaders was a completely new experience.
"It was great to see the Tiger Challenge students in action, especially when they utilized specific tools and steps they learned in the program to help facilitate the workshop!" said program manager and lecturer Jessica Leung.