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IMAGINE CORPS is an innovation learning and service program for youth in our communities — our future impact makers. It’s designed to provide 21st Century facilitative leadership, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and resiliency skills they need to help succeed in school, work, and relationships.  It also affords them a chance to use these skills for immediate impact in the community with local non-profits – helping those non-profits create the new solutions and engagement they need to succeed.

About the Program

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Who is it for?

  • Students who want to make a difference in their community while receiving skills and experiences that will give them an edge in all they do.

  • Community Non-Profits who need a youthful boost of energy and ideas to address a real challenge or opportunity facing their cause and/or the worthy constituencies they serve.

  • Corporate Supporters & Sponsors who want to aid youth while at that same time bolstering their communities in demonstrable and noteworthy ways.

  • Mentors of Innovation & Creative Problem-Solving who want to pass on to future-generations the transformative impact this body of knowledge can have.

What you'll get

  • Experiential training and practice as CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS and COLLABORATIVE INNOVATORS.

  • Application of skills in Breakthrough Sessions for local community non-profits ---helping them invent solutions to key challenges while accelerating your own learning.

  • Conducted Live Virtually – with interactive hands-on exercises using Zoom, and other virtual platforms.*

  • Led by seasoned instructors with more than 20 years in innovation facilitation, training, and coaching.  

  • Two Signature Learning & Invention Workshops from which high school-age teens might choose.

  • Follow-up Small Group Coaching with students to integrate and activate tools personally.

  • Follow-up Concept Refinement Labs with students and non-profits to move ideas forward into action.

  • End of summer Concept Jam & Celebration to share learnings & engage concepts with all students, parents, non-profits, and supporters.

  • 1:1 Mentoring (Opt-In) potential with professional innovation facilitators & coaches to practice skills and work towards a student's personal goal while learning from and enjoying each other.


* With COVID easing, we are exploring both in-person and virtual cohort pilots for Hopkinton, MA, Martha's Vineyard, Dayton, OH, St. Thomas, and elsewhere this summer.  

Your Instructors


Joe is a seasoned innovation facilitator, coach, and trainer with more than 20 years of experience working with leaders to create growth and meaningful change. His focus has two natures – creating breakthrough solutions and embedding capabilities for a more collaborative, creative, and innovative culture to take root. The personal reward is knowing that, no matter the age, these new ways of interacting can lead to greater success and happiness in all aspects of life.

Joe Gammal


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Passionate about personal development and career coaching, Alessia works internationally as a coach, trainer, facilitator and HR consultant.  In 2012 she entered the world of Creative Thinking and Innovation by volunteering for — and in 2019 becoming a board member of — CREA Conference, the main European annual event on Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving.

Alessia Berti

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Two Signature Program Options

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Sample Non-Profit Challenge Owners

We’re thrilled that our Imagine Corps cohorts are working with a growing list of wonderful community non-profit organizations to invent solutions to the challenges they bring forth.

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Martha's Vinyard Climate Action Task Force

Hopkinton Board of Health

A Taste of Imagine Corps -  Experience & Info Sessions

Sign up for a 1 hr FREE hands-on session to both learn about Imagine Corps and offer ideas to help a non-profit solve a real live challenge that needs new thinking.

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Key Dates

  • Free Taste of Imagine Corps 1hr Experience/Info Sessions​​

    • Starting in Feb.  Sign up now to be informed. 

  • Spring & Summer Program Dates (16 hours) -- March, May, June, 2024 (Apply now)

  • Coaching and Refinement Labs (6 hours) -- 

  • Concept Jam & Celebration (2 hours) -- 

Program Pricing

Breakthrough Thinking &


Free to $499*

2024 Main Program Dates 

Hopkinton, MA Area
June 24-27 

West Tisbury School
March 6, 8, 15, and 22

Martha's Vineyard Public
Charter School (MVPC)

May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31


2 hr Concept Jam to follow for each

 * Prices reflect partial sponsorship.
Fully Sponsored cohorts are FREE to students (See Application).

Pricing includes:
16 hr Training & Invention workshop PLUS

8 hours of follow-up Small Group Coaching,
Concept Refinement Labs, and end of season Concept Jam & Celebration..


Free to $799*

Available for custom sponsored programs

* Prices reflect partial sponsorship.
Fully Sponsored cohorts are FREE to students (See Application).

Pricing includes:
24 hr Training & Invention workshop PLUS

8 hours of follow-up Small Group Coaching,
Concept Refinement Labs, and end of season Concept Jam & Celebration.

 Scholarships available.       Class size is limited.     

Apply to reserve your spot.   

Nominate a teen.

Help fund

a teen, cohort, or challenge.   

Become a

 challenge owner and receive

our help. 


Thank you to our first Sponsors & Partners for helping us to bring these proven programs to youth and their communities!

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