Rural Youth Initiatives

Facilitating technology and entrepreneurship capstone experiences for high school students.

Ideation & Discovery

Students conduct interviews, observe, develop empathy, and brainstorm technology enabled solutions to create value for their community.

Prototypes & Testing

Teams draft a Lean Canvas, pitch low-fidelity prototypes, and build high fidelity prototypes for user testing and data collection.

Mentorship & Showcase

Students receive guidance, build social capital, and practice 21st century skills by showcasing their prototypes to industry experts and local community members.
Digital Literacy
21st Century Skills
Experiential and Project Based Learning
Preparation for Careers and the Future of Work

3DS supports U.S. public schools and institutions in meeting requirements of the Perkins V Act.

Perkins V assists in expanding CTE programs in secondary education (grades 6-12), community colleges, and technical schools and offers support at the local level and in communities.  The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) amended the Carl  D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (Perkins IV) Act of 2006 and reauthorized Perkins for six years.  The law took effect on July 1, 2019.