Third Space Youth Institute
May - July 2023
The Third Space Youth Institute empowers students to be the leaders the world needs by building essential skills for success. We prepare students for college and the workforce by introducing them to our ACE-IT framework for problem-solving. Students learn how to solve complex issues, make presentations, tell their own stories, and create a personal brand that will prepare them for their college and professional careers.
The Center for Third Space Thinking
We put the hard edge on soft skills
Our Mission: To empower youth to executives with the essential communication and problem solving skills required to thrive thoughtout the lifecycle of leadership.
Soft Skills Boot Camp
An immersive experience to help you master the critical soft skills needed in today’s competitive workplace and take your career to the next level.
Annenberg Media Institute
The USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking welcomes students and teachers to a learning program of digital storytelling, video production, and soft skills development.
Third Space Thinking: ACE-IT
A communications-driven methodology to frame and solve complex problems. The ACE-IT framework helps unlock innovation, drive collaboration, develop talent and enhance organizational performance using five key competencies required for success in today’s ever-changing world.
Lifecycle of Leadership
We provide ACE-IT skill development to all three stages of the lifecycle.
- 85% of students reported that TST has increased their confidence and ability to express themselves and their ideas effectively and clearly.
- 90% of students reported that TST raised their ability to work in teams or in groups with new or unfamiliar people.
- 96% of students reported that TST raised their ability to address conflict in a group or a team.
Are you a Third Space thinker?
Please take our validated Third Space Thinking Assessment to see your proficiency in the essential skills for leadership and problem solving: Adaptability, Cultural Competency, Empathy, Intellectual Curiosity, and 360-Degree Thinking.