Blog: Bright Ideas

A Year in Reflection

Dear Families,

At Galileo, we believe that innovators are visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. Together, these traits encompass what we call the Innovator’s Mindset, and everything we do is designed to nurture it within our campers.

The end of the year is a perfect time to “Be Reflective.” For us, this means thinking about all the ways our programs are impacting families, communities, and staff members.

In 2017, Galileo:

  • Supported 30,000 campers, who attended 54,000 weeks of camp on their journeys to become innovators.
  • Awarded nearly 5,000 scholarships.
  • Partnered with community organizations including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Boys & Girls Club of America and Aim High to empower others to operate Galileo camps for 1,300 families in underserved communities.

Beyond considering the scale of our work, we think a great deal about the quality of our impact, and how we might make things better. We’re thrilled about all the things we have planned in the coming year.

How about you?

As the New Year comes our way, I encourage you and your family to be reflective about this past year. To do so, you can use the three “I statements” that we teach our campers to consider as part of being reflective:

  • I take time to think about what is and isn’t working in my design.
  • I think about how my work impacts other people and the world.
  • I seek feedback to improve myself and my work.

Happy holidays,

Glen Tripp
CEO & Founder
Galileo Learning

Want to learn more? Watch "The Innovator’s Mindset," or visit the Galileo Innovation Approach® page.