Inner City Youth Learn Art & Design Skills at Pratt #MakerEducation
Awesome program at Pratt to help keep underserved kids creative during the summer. Via Bklyner:
This was the start of the new semester of the Summer Design Studio (SDS), a seven-week summer enrichment program that brings art and design skills to underperforming and disadvantaged students while teaching them math and literacy skills at the same time. The students come from throughout the five boroughs to experience a bit of college reality by studying with skilled master-degree level teachers with specialties in creative fields.
The classes started this week at Pratt, bringing public/private funded classes to about 80 teenagers in three classes and another 50 in Manhattan-based classes. SDS also offers disadvantaged youth crucial employment and work experience including painting under-resourced, but vital neighborhood facilities. Past projects include painting murals on the walls of local health clinics, homeless shelters, and neglected school playgrounds.
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