Since 2005 we’ve been focusing on six knowledge areas to power our ability to initiate, facilitate, unite and power unlikely connections to inspire actions that create a fairer world.

MENTORING

Our mentoring uses structured mentoring, we have a start point and an endpoint to the mentoring experience. This ensures that we build the experience for the mentor and mentee to be one of being mentors, not saviours, of building the mentee’s capacity so they are stronger without us after the mentoring exchange and of creating a space where the mentor can provide focused time and energy and there is an endpoint.

The second key element of our structured component is that we have lessons we have designed, mentoring lessons – as imagination lessons, a chance to re-imagine who we are, to enter a world that tells us we can, a world we can pick up the pen and write the next chapter of our story.

This design around our mentoring has given us the ability to scale our reach to often have one lead mentor, a university student or a teacher, or a Professor, being able to mentor 100+ mentees in a session.

Our 18 mentor values develop, encourage, shape and frame a human being with some of the ingredients required to build a bridge, make space and forge a connection as an unlikely mentor.

IMAGINATION

We believe like Einstein that imagination is more important than knowledge, that it is the beginning of all human thought and that it is how we can engage people to connect to different people, it’s how we activate empathy, break down established historical systemic bias, and bring people onto the bridge to make a different exchange, to make a different world.

BUILDING BRIDGES

Building bridges is the heart of our exchange. We believe, like Einstein, that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. If we want to change the world, we have to change the way it works, and the most obvious way for us to do that is to connect two people that would never have connected before, to connect people to ideas and knowledge they would never have connected with, to create unlikely connections, with a common goal of creating a fairer world, with designs and shapes for interactions, and watch the outcomes of this chemical human reaction change the world for good.

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

We believe marginalised youth are not the problem to be fixed but the solution, our art is constantly flipping the script so we can make new connections and create new outcomes. We all have the power to pick up the pen and write a new script.

ORGANISING CHANGE

For almost 20 years we have organised change based on the action of unlikely connections and want to pass on everything we’ve learned along the way, to make it easier for the next generation to learn from what we’ve been through

HOODIE ECONOMICS

When we curate our unlikely connections we encourage the exchange of time, knowledge, opportunities, we encourage mentoring exchanges and have since our inception watched this model of exchange scale an economy of exchange which has created more equity – we call our economy, Hoodie Economics.

Since 2005 we’ve been focusing on six knowledge areas to power our ability to initiate, facilitate, unite and power unlikely connections to inspire actions that create a fairer world.

MENTORING

Our mentoring uses structured mentoring, we have a start point and an endpoint to the mentoring experience. This ensures that we build the experience for the mentor and mentee to be one of being mentors, not saviours, of building the mentee’s capacity so they are stronger without us after the mentoring exchange and of creating a space where the mentor can provide focused time and energy and there is an endpoint.

The second key element of our structured component is that we have lessons we have designed, mentoring lessons – as imagination lessons, a chance to re-imagine who we are, to enter a world that tells us we can, a world we can pick up the pen and write the next chapter of our story.

This design around our mentoring has given us the ability to scale our reach to often have one lead mentor, a university student or a teacher, or a Professor, being able to mentor 100+ mentees in a session.

Our 18 mentor values develop, encourage, shape and frame a human being with some of the ingredients required to build a bridge, make space and forge a connection as an unlikely mentor.

IMAGINATION

We believe like Einstein that imagination is more important than knowledge, that it is the beginning of all human thought and that it is how we can engage people to connect to different people, it’s how we activate empathy, break down established historical systemic bias, and bring people onto the bridge to make a different exchange, to make a different world.

BUILDING BRIDGES

Building bridges is the heart of our exchange. We believe, like Einstein, that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. If we want to change the world, we have to change the way it works, and the most obvious way for us to do that is to connect two people that would never have connected before, to connect people to ideas and knowledge they would never have connected with, to create unlikely connections, with a common goal of creating a fairer world, with designs and shapes for interactions, and watch the outcomes of this chemical human reaction change the world for good.

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

We believe marginalised youth are not the problem to be fixed but the solution, our art is constantly flipping the script so we can make new connections and create new outcomes. We all have the power to pick up the pen and write a new script.

ORGANISING CHANGE

For almost 20 years we have organised change based on the action of unlikely connections and want to pass on everything we’ve learned along the way, to make it easier for the next generation to learn from what we’ve been through

HOODIE ECONOMICS

When we curate our unlikely connections we encourage the exchange of time, knowledge, opportunities, we encourage mentoring exchanges and have since our inception watched this model of exchange scale an economy of exchange which has created more equity – we call our economy, Hoodie Economics.