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From January 3 through January 14, a group of extraordinary cross-sector leaders came together via Dream Tank to mentor 5 University Students as part of a 2 week “Careers for the Common Good Winternships” program through Brown University for students to get real world experience in gaming design and tokenomics. Witness what these students, along with other youth collaborators and mentors from diverse backgrounds accomplished in a 2-week sprint. Their mission was to build a prototype of the beginning elements of Island17 and launch our first NFT. Watch the teaser/animated storyboard below for a taste of what they’ll be working on. You and your kids, and young people or others in your life, can join the Island17 metaverse and be rewarded while designing a video game for a thriving future for all.
What is Island17?
Island17 is being built on the backbone of 6 years of learning and working with youth through Dream Tank even further by inviting the youth to address local and global challenges using the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals within a global online/offline multiplayer mission – based game which is community owned and driven, with youth innovation at its core. Island 17 builds off of and gamifies Dream Tank programming. 17 stands for the 17th Sustainable Development Goal which is partnerships – as we can’t achieve any significant change in the world without creating the conditions for economically driven, self-motivated collaboration. We will incorporate impact-based tokenization incentives via a blockchain ecosystem to allow youth to not only design businesses, but find funding for their ideas and solutions as well. Island 17 will allow us to reach millions of youth worldwide and catapult our collective impact across generations. More background and context here in this Dream Tank CEO update email.
11am EST: Introductions – students and the cohort mentors
11:30 am EST: Demos of Island 17 mini prototype, and NFT drop
12:00 pm – 2:00pm EST: Breakout groups. Guests meet students in small groups to ask questions, be engaged, and learn how they can get involved. Three rooms to choose from:
- MTP – Massively Transformative Purpose exercise
- Island17 Rewards Challenges – vote and earn tokens
- Onboarding – learn about wallets and value exchange
BROWN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Kris Diallo (Class of 2023) – Cheyenne Chau (Class of 2023) – Seowon “Thomas” Chang (Class of 2025) – Quinn Coleman (Class of 2023) – Elaine Kim (Class of 2024)
OTHER UNIVERSITY AND YOUTH COLLABORATORS
Aditya Dixit (NYU Masters Student, USA and India), Juan Pablo Quintero (University of Miami Business School, USA, Miami), Emma Kraft (USA, Berkeley), Hardy Rietkerk (HS Senior in Amsterdam)
Island 17 Braintrust Council Mentors for this sprint:
Heidi Cuppari – Kyle Piorkowski – Sumita Kumar – Margaret Kral – Kate Kissane – Shashi Dubey – Shanchli Aggarwal – Niki Faldemolaei – Pam Jeffries – Ying Zhou – Amber Brandner – Orion Orev – Silvio F. Pupo – Cody Gould – Rachel Clifton – Vaughn Bergen – Stephen Cutter
Brown University, Open Exo, Indian School of Natural Spiritual Sciences, Singularity Group, Logos Capital, Logos Blue Foundation, Liquid Light Project, systemCHANGR, Wealth Dynamics, Humans I Trust, Spiritual Warriors, Pangaea, Wuji Games, and more.
Dear Dream Tank Global Family,
As 2021 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to update you and reflect on what’s been happening in the Dream Tank Universe the past few months since you last heard from us. In August 2021, a family emergency took precedence and I had to put Dream Tank activities on hold for a few months to take care of it. In that time, through focusing on emotional and mental wellness for myself to be resilient for my family and this rapidly changing world, and creating a family legacy art gallery to bring my family together across generations to get through our crisis, a group of emerging leaders showed up in my sphere which turned out to be just the thing needed to help take the important work we’ve done at Dream Tank since 2016 to the next level.
Our mission has always been to empower and unleash the innovative imaginative ideas of 1B+ young people under the age of 28, all working together to apply their skills, dreams and passion to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
I can say now with confidence that we have the most exciting, scalable, highly impactful solution that we will be birthing in 2022:
What is Island17?
We are taking 5 years of learning and working with youth through Dream Tank, and in 2022 we are taking Dream Tank even further by inviting the youth to address local and global challenges using the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals within a global online/offline multiplayer mission – based game which is community owned and driven, with youth innovation at its core. Island 17 builds off of and gamifies Dream Tank programming. 17 stands for the 17th Sustainable Development Goal which is partnerships – as we can’t achieve any significant change in the world without creating the conditions for economically driven, self motivated collaboration.
We will incorporate impact-based tokenization incentives via a blockchain ecosystem to allow youth to not only design businesses, but find funding for their ideas and solutions as well. Island 17 will allow us to reach millions of youth worldwide and catapult our collective impact across generations.
Watch this TEDx Talk by Yu-kai Chou, one of our advisors.
Takeaway: With actual data sets for our global challenges plugged into a game, we CAN leverage the power of gaming and tech to improve our world. And we want to start with a small, extraordinary group of individuals, families, global leaders, investors and developers like YOU.
Watch the Island17 Promo Animated Storyboard & Teaser:
What does this mean for you and your family?
You, and your children, as young as 7 years old, are invited to join our Braintrust / “Jedi Council” to help us build Island17. Your contributions will be investments and you will all receive tokens and rewards.
Additionally: every person who has contributed time, money and talent to Dream Tank in its first 5 years will receive an additional reward and honor within Island17.
Whether you’d just like to claim your stake from the past, or you want to get involved moving forward, first please:
Thank you for your patience during these changing and evolving times. We wish you the most wonderful holiday with your loved ones, and look forward to connecting with many of you soon.
With much love and hope for humanity and the planet,
Dream Tank is deeply honored to host part of the music concert on the Dream Tank Portal this Friday! Dream Tank’s own Global Youth Ambassador, Dany Gottera, will be performing at the concert. Come join us! We will be livestreaming in the Theater room of the Portal. Register HERE ASAP!
On the 81st birth anniversary of the POP Movement’s Late Chief Mentor, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (Patchy to many), the POP global family commemorates his memory through a series of tributary messages, art, and music performances.
Awards in the names of Dr. Pachauri and John “Mac” McQuown will be launched. The RK Pachauri Award for youth-led climate action, the John “Mac” McQuown award for youth-led climate technology and innovation, and a crowdfunding campaign will be announced to raise resources for rewarding young climate leaders to advance the mission and work of Dr. Pachauri’s brain-child, the POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement.
Some of our Dream Makers (youth social entrepreneurs) were invited to participate in a session called “Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Climate Action” this morning, June 9, 2021.
This discussion on day 5 of the POP Festival for Youth-led ClimateAction, 2021 highlighted the vision, experience, and lessons learned from new-age entrepreneurs who have used creativity and technology in various ways to combat climate change.⠀POP (Protect Our Planet) is a non-profit organization that promotes and mobilizes global action and aims to empower the youth to have active participation in addressing issues of climate change faced by our planet.
Check it out here:
Photos from the event, from Left:
Zoom screenshot with youth and leaders around the world, Emma Kraft talking about Coral Sunscreen, Cody Gould demonstrating his SDG Virtual World, Heidi Cuppari speaking about Dream Tank as a whole.