Student Action Projects place teens in the role of problem solver and designer. Through the SAP’s, students at Nightingale think critically about their school and work together to come up with concrete solutions to the problem. Students work through the design process to actualize their ideas and make these come alive at the school. The heart of the Student Action Projects puts young people at the center of becoming agents of change for their school and community. Student-generated project ideas include: converting an abandoned area of the school into an edible garden and outdoor kitchen; transforming the unused lockers that line all of the hallways into curated spaces for students, teachers, and staff to express their interests and aspirations, and creating murals and stencils on the walls that increase the level of personalization and creativity as students walk around campus.