Prismatic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to be intentional, mission-driven leaders. We achieve this mission through career development and entrepreneurship programs focusing on 21st century skill building and a comprehensive approach to self-empowerment.
identify and leverage their natural strengths,
define a mission-statement born from their own passions,
and learn the concrete entrepreneurship skills they’ll need to succeed such as marketing, financial literacy, and presentation.
Prismatic students leave programs not only empowered to envision a bold career, but also with an understanding that they have the power, even at a young age, to make a change in the world around them.
Teen entrepreneurs from CPS hear from our panel of mission-driven leaders at our EvolveHer Future full-day leadership bootcamp.
Entrepreneurship in the Arts students at Dyett High School for the Arts share their project plans.
Bailey Dodds (WeWork) and Israel Pate (SAIC) visit our students to share stories of powerful leadership through community development.
Prismatic founder Debra Giunta shares her leadership story with Prismatic students.
Write Your Mission students completing their Identity Wall.
Actors Sara and Jon Sevigny share their mission to Prismatic students.
What is influencer marketing? Prismatic students learn from professionals at IZEA.
Prismatic's Insight for Kids card game helps us find our strengths.
Spring 2018 Write Your Mission students finding their strengths.
Students at Dever Elementary create their mission mural.
Prismatic was founded in 2016 by Debra Giunta and the team at Design Dance, an arts education company focusing on social-emotional learning through dance. After 8 years of seeing the impact of teaching social-emotional learning in Chicago Public Schools, Debra and her team developed Prismatic, a 501c3 aimed at expanding on social-emotional learning goals through a curriculum designed to prepare students for a fulfilling career.
Alongside a team of public school educators, they launched a series of programs designed to help middle and high school students identify personal and professional mission statements and align their career goals with the impact they’d like to make on the world around them. Guided by this mission, Prismatic has developed and launched mission writing workshops, in-school social entrepreneurship residencies and, most recently, EvolveHer Future, an educational platform for young women.
View Debra’s TEDx talk on her experience with the first Prismatic program.
The Prismatic team of collaborators is made up of entrepreneurs, artists, performers and public school teachers. If you're interested in supporting our work as an instructor or volunteer reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.