The Island17 game is being built out in the metaverse with the headquarters for meeting spaces for students and young people to build & grow utilizing the tools that are already there or coding something absolutely new that they can take with them and turn into a business of their own. The idea is to host sponsored fellowships and community events where students can gather in cohorts and self teach or be led by others to solve for the global challenges such as SDG 14 water wellness with an initial phases in an ocean cleanup game.

Mentors help these students. Navigate their big and bold ideas and step out of the way as old paradigms cause resistance.

We also integrated the island 17 project into the 30-doubling and team play challenges and incentivized users to make a contribution to the education and hackathon space.

We hosted a demo day after a 2 week cohort that resulted in 150 attendees from the membership who stayed 2.5 hours for Q&A after the presentation.The audience. We highlighted the advisors feedback when they were blown away by what they saw the students were able to achieve in a two week period.

The game is being taken beyond just the metaverse for gatherings to actually build environments in different platforms testing for ease of adoption, integration and interoperability by building different worlds. In this game they are learning ocean cleanup facts and issues as they find glass and plastic trash that’s floating in the water.

The youth summit has evolved into youth fellowships which provide programs going forward for quarterly or seasonal activation pods of interns, youth or students to go through any of eight programs allowing for any level of expertise to come in find a way to improve skills or take something to run with it on their own, or, to contribute it to the Island 17 environment. We’ve put EXOS into action by funding this initiative where payouts go to the interns and Attendees and advisors.

We co-sponsored with a half a dozen organizations to build out the first ocean cleanup game and first education programs for youth, water wisdom initiatives and brought into the fold Jeff Hoffman of global entrepreneurship week and Yu-kai Chou who are board members to island 17 so we sponsored and mentored their resources to evolve program offerings.

Island17 Metaverse

Game Flyover

Youth Fellowships

Demo Day Advisor Feedback

Full Presentation with audience Q&A (2:40:53)