Soccer, Community, Innovation, Politics (SCIP)

2020 ~ Present | Jon R. Wilcox, Rise Up & Care

Goals

The SCIP VIP leverages the beautiful game of soccer and other sports to understand and to accelerate community and youth transformation.  Teams study various forms of innovation, work with local organizations that use soccer to transform youth in the state of Georgia and beyond, produce children’s books and other media, generate resources for community development, create new soccer datasets, host conferences on soccer’s societal impact, and produce media to inspire the world about local superheroes and community leaders.

 

Issues Involved or Addressed

Global Development, philanthropy, media, leadership, power relations, youth development, neighborhood transformation, leadership, social innovation

Methods and Technologies

  • Working in multinational teams
  • Product design
  • Art directing
  • Film-making
  • Branding
  • Writing
  • Social media
  • Portuguese
  • Web design
  • Illustrating
  • Spanish
  • Passion for soccer

Academic Majors of Interest

  • General Management
  • Computational Media
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Economics
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • International Affairs

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Major(s) all:  Background/interest in transforming neighborhoods and youth in the Global South.   Should also appreciate documentary film, children’s books, story-telling.

Major(s) all:  Experience with or willingness to learn social entrepreneurship.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
12:30-1:20
Meeting Location 
Van Leer 465
Meeting Day 
Thursday

Team Advisors

Dr. Kirk Bowman
  • International Affairs

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Jon R. Wilcox, Rise Up & Care

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