Camp COCO: A Weekend of Moments

It’s been COCO’s job for almost 6 years to get doers and dreamers to the same party. At our first Camp COCO, that party involved a monk, a ropes course, and lasted for two days straight. Figuratively, but perhaps slightly literally—who’s idea was it to park the craft beer truck outside the dorms? (Seriously though, …

StepUp Event Recap: Students, Ideas and Lessons in Collaboration

A couple of weeks ago, I was a judge for Step-Up Achieve’s High Tech Innovation Day. The daylong event, hosted by CoCo, brought students from the Greater Twin Cities area together to create innovative solutions to difficult problems like summer melt, financial literacy, access to clean water, and food deserts. Students are broken into groups, and spend …