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Innovation Institute (I2) is a program that engages high school students in the entire process of developing a product or process that addresses a need in our surrounding community.

Throughout the I2 program we focus on social entrepreneurship through the lens of design and systems thinking. Participating youth observe and explore the community in NYSCI’s immediate neighborhood of Corona, Queens. They engage the community in conversations about their culture and what they value in their community. They learn how to use analog and digital tools to apply to projects that are designed to help or support the local needs. The program culminates in a group project and presentation to industry professionals, educators and peers.