Volkswagen AG

What: KIDScraft 1.0 – A summer camp in cooperation with the city of Wolfsburg and VfL Wolfsburg

Goal: Get kids excited about IT: 150 pupils in Year 4-6 learn to programme their own games, animated films and stories

How:

  • Concept, planning and organisation of a summer camp geared towards children
  • Age-appropriate digital media and programmes (Scratch, MaKey MaKey) taught by responsible and creative teachers
  • Print and online communication geared towards the target groups (children and parents) as well as event branding

DYNALOG’s main contribution:

  • New approaches to promoting digital creativity in children
  • developing strategies so the camp can better address skills shortages

 

More information (in German): www.kidscraft-camp.de

Fundacion Telefónica

What: Qualitative interviews to assess young people’s skills

Goal: Test the skills assessment tool in the programme “Think Big“

How:

  • Creation of an interview concept geared towards young people
  • Creation and coordination of guidelines for interviews, expert feedback and evaluation
  • Conducting interviews with young people

DYNALOG’s main contribution:

  • Improvement and expansion of online tools to assess skills in face to face interviews
  • Connecting expertise from years of youth work with company know-how in skills assessment

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

What: TV contest for school kids (14-18-year-olds)

Goal: Visibility for young people’s issues and needs, Promoting media competence in young people, in particular TV co-producer skills

How:

  • Consulting on the concept and planning of the contest and the creation of tutorials
  • Access to around 2,000 educational organisations and institutions across the country: schools, state media authorities, media centers, youth clubs, youth services, youth organisations, etc.
  • Information geared towards varying target groups: pupils, teachers and educators

DYNALOG’s main contribution:

  • Maker Community:  Promoting participative television through skills building
  • Giving voice: Creating visibility for young people’s views

 

More information (in German) http://www.schools-on.de/

City of Nauen

What: Consulting, lecture at local entrepreneurs’ network

Goal: Propose a plan of action for a municipal/regional online platform for the transition from school to career

How:

  • Presentation of practical knowledge of and experiences in the transition from school to vocational training or higher education
  • Online platform needs assessment of area adolescents and adults (from schools, enterprises, town council, etc.)
  • Assessment of demands on cooperative development processes

DYNALOG’s main contribution:

  • An effective and practical plan of action
  • Moderation of similar processes in schools, municipalities and businesses

Model Projects

As a subsidiary of DKJS, Dynalog can draw on extensive experience in working with young people, companies and institutions. The following are several examples of the kind of projects we do.

 

"Working with the young has given me valuable inspiration I can apply in my daily work."

 

Dr. Roland Kuntze, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Telefónica Germany, responsible for the design and development of the Think Big programme at Telefónica

 

For Telefónica: Management training through mentoring

The young participants at Big Think realise their own projects with a starting capital of € 1,000. Telefónica senior staff offer their assistance in project management and public relations. The employees attend a training course "Support instead of directing — how learning works" in preparation for the project. Training in a different environment offers new and valuable experiences:

"By working with the young people I received valuable stimulus for my own work – as a manager, it is especially exciting to see how the programme promotes ideas and innovations. The way knowledge was conveyed and cooperation with young people are valuable additions to prevailing management training courses.”

Telefónica Think Big

 

For Deutsche Post DHL: Learning Camps for the Children of Employees

For several years running, DKJS has organised summer camps on behalf of Deutsche Post DHL enabling children and youths from schools all over Germany to spend their summer holidays together. Not only can they do remedial school work, they can also develop social skills in projects and get career guidance in practice-oriented workshops. The summer camps demonstrate DP DHL’s dedication to and appreciation of its workforce. This has a positive impact on employee loyalty; they are proud of Deutsche Post’s social commitment and see the improvement in their children’s grades. 

Deutsche Post