Creating Big, Ambitious, Collaborative Projects

Leaders from some of the most innovative out-of-school learning organizations in the United States discuss how organizations can create big, ambitious, and collaborative projects for youth.


Juan Pablo Sarmiento and Rafi Santo from New York University facilitate a conversation about ambitious, collaborative projects for youth with Brian Cohen (Beam Center), Anjel Newman (AS220 Youth), and Jeff McCarter (Free Spirit Media).


  • How do you get instructors to trust students to make mistakes and also be fine with things being imperfect? [ 36:26]
  • What are three key words for you when you’re thinking about big, ambitious collaborative projects? [50:47]
  • What’s one key to improving your processes with these big projects? [52:03]