YouthWise

CEF YouthWise: where kids ages 8-17 practice collaboration, cooperation, flexibility, and perseverance to enhance their creativity skills.

The Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) is not just for adults. Make it a family affair! Bring your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, even your neighbor’s kids (remember to bring the neighbor, too!) – and share the gift of creativity with them. CEF YouthWise empowers young people to become the creative leaders of the future.

AGES 8-15 CORE YOUTHWISE PROGRAM

Kids in the YouthWise program work and play together in a cooperative classroom environment, honoring the diverse ages and experiences of each participant. The focus is on learning about their own personal creativity, and the beginnings of Creative Problem Solving process, skills, and tools.

AGE 16+ YOUTHWISE FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

Kids age 16-17 with at least one year of previous CPSI YouthWise experience and/or equivalent creative problem solving experience may participate in CPS Level 1: Foundations of Creative Problem Solving, designed to help them internalize and apply the CPS process in their own lives.

YOUTHWISE SCHEDULE AND FORMAT

YouthWise is a fun, highly experiential program that builds lifelong learning skills. Participants make lasting friendships with other kids from around the world. Please plan to attend the YouthWise Meeting on Sunday, June 26 at 3:30 PM. This meeting is for parents and children and will give everyone an opportunity to meet each other and the YouthWise faculty, ask questions, and learn more about the YouthWise program.

The Youthwise program runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day of the conference.

YOUTHWISE EVENINGS

Each evening, there will be programming that includes our YouthWise participants. Programming will vary each evening, and is designed to maximize family learning and growing time together.

  • Monday: Children and parents alike are welcome to attend the Keynote presentation 
  • Tuesday: Supervised activities for youth during the Spotlight presentations 
  • Wednesday: Special family-oriented Breakout session 
  • Thursday: YouthWise presentation and CPSI Saturday Night Closing

Empower your kids to become the creative leaders of the future. Plan to register yourself AND your children to be at CPSI 2022 so that you don’t ask yourself later, “Why didn’t I bring my whole family to CPSI?”!