about the tutorials

We believe that teaching design thinking & girls leadership should be fun, easy to learn, and accessible for everyone. We've made sure the instructions for this workshop are crystal-clear!

The full process of learning the curriculum and coaching takes 5-8 hours total. (If you already have a group of girls in mind and a friend who can facilitate the workshop with you, you're ahead of the game.)

who are these tutorials for?

  • The Curious. Interested in our program, but not sure if coaching a workshop is right for you? Checking out these tutorials is a quick and easy way to find out.
  • The Committed. Already ordered your toolkit and ready to start coaching? These tutorials help you take a closer look into the curriculum and start practicing.
We had a few volunteers for our workshop that were teachers from local schools. They said that students who were historically un-engaged in class came “alive” during the workshop!

I noticed a huge improvement in students’ confidence and ability to share their ideas. I also noticed many students organizing groups after the workshop ended to discuss how they could expand on their ideas at school to make changes. I believe the students learned that they individually and collectively have skills to impact people and the communities around them.
— Kayla Carter, Indianapolis

getting started

The tutorials are free and completely self-paced. Scroll down and start the tutorials whenever you're ready, and feel free to come back to this website over time to refresh your memory.

There are 6 Parts, each teaching a 20-minute section of the workshop.


Basic Workshop Info:

  • Each workshop runs 2 hours long and accommodates for 5-40 students max. We recommend starting with 15-20 girls.
  • Since each toolkit contains enough teaching materials for 40 students max, if you have a larger group, you'll want more than one toolkit!
  • We recommend teaching in a group of 4 Facilitators.
  • All teaching materials are gender-neutral and geared towards middle-schoolers (ages 10-14). If you have questions about adapting your workshop for different age groups or genders, email us at hello@girlsdrivingforadifference.com.
  • When you order your Toolkit, you'll be able to download a PDF of the Workshop Packet. Feel free to print as many packets as you need for the students attending your workshop.

More questions? Check out our FAQ page.