OBJECTIVE: To lead high school students in moving the needle on social issues in their community through design thinking and media design. From identifying an area of discontent within their communities, to ideating, prototyping, and executing a proposed solution, students will learn that change starts with individual executable action.
- DESIGN INNOVATION
- WORK-BASED LEARNING: Communication with client and collaboration with a team
- INDUSTRY DESIGN SKILLS: Creative process and planning start to finish with emerging technology
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Trips to design agencies and studios and special guests
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Present work to larger community
Students who complete the program receive additional mentorship to get paid/unpaid internship opportunities through our network .
- FORMAT: Twelve 90 minute sessions over the course of 4-8 weeks ( depending on block/school schedule). JMMA designer and TA lead a group of 10-15 students
- CURRICULUM: Includes common core ELA Literacy and Arts, Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster Graphic Design & Multimedia Arts. Program can be adjusted and implemented for any age level (elementary, middle, and high school)
- STUDENT OUTCOMES: Produce print and digital designs for clients, Certificates (Adobe Certified Associate, Adobe Suite Certifications)
- CREATIVE HACK WEEKEND: Event with all schools participating in program. Students pitch design innovation solutions and produce designs in front of local leaders and investors