Jordan Mareno is a Partnerships Manager at Project Invent, a nonprofit that empowers high school and middle school students to invent technology for community impact. Jordan gravitates towards questions about and celebrations of human purpose, and believes that young people should be given chances — often and early — to wrestle with their own understandings of meaning.

Solving BIG Problems with Students

by Jordan Mareno

Show Highlights

  • Energy and ethos leaders desire for their schools. 
  • A pivot point and catalysis for identifying as a Ruckus Maker. 
  • Create community partnerships and design thinking with Project Invent.
  • A question all students find purpose and meaning in the education system.
  • Assist students with making a backpack of belonging. 
  • Support teachers who want to make a ruckus get off isolation island. 
  • Unlock talent and push people to believe they are talented. 
  • The value in crosscutting conversations with students and teachers.
  • Close the distance students feel between the real world and the classroom.
Jordan Mareno: Solving BIG Problems with Students

“How old were you when you realize everything was invented? I think everybody has that moment or maybe you don’t and those are the unlucky ones. You realize the world was designed and it can be redesigned and redesigned and redesigned and reinvented. We hope our students have that realization early on in their experience with us that everything around them was designed and they actually can be a part of that.”

– Jordan Mareno

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