The Studio DC project will engage 10 high school students 16+ years old in the transformative power of design thinking. Over a 10-week Saturday program, students will become experts in water quality issues impacting their family, neighbors, and friends. The multi-age, interdisciplinary program will be led by design professionals, college students of design, and a variety of volunteer professionals working to help create a more sustainable city. Unlike other youth programs that focus on tactical landscape maintenance and remediation, this program will expose participants to design thinking, the design process, and design careers. This program is funded by the District Department of Energy and the Environment.