Young Geniuses Academy

The Young Geniuses Academy seeks to inspire learning through engagement with culturally relevant, fun and educational experiences in Science Technology Engineering Art & Math (STEAM).

A trans-media experiential learning initiative, the program targets youth ages 9-15 and features instruction in visual design, computer programming and game development, music production and other project based learning opportunities.

Youth learn to use computer technology to develop content across multiple platforms including visual art,

music, video and interactive video games. This content will be distributed via website and social media.

In the Young Stars Studio youth are introduced to sound design and how to create musical compositions that will provide the soundtrack for visual and interactive creations including animation, film and videogames.

The trans-media project allows youth to express there creative genius around a central theme across multiple platforms from acrylic on canvas to pixels on screens.

Program curriculum covers concepts including ideation, fundamentals of visual design, branding and identity,
storyboard animation using Ipads, intro to economics and entrepreneurship, product development, prototyping, sourcing, visual merchandising and more.  

Creating storyboards in Intro to Visual design…

Animating storyboards using iPad…

Learning business model development using lean canvas…

Learning Javascript building Flappy Birds App…  

Assembling the hardware for functional lab…

Modeling their first apparel designs…

For more information send an email to wyking@umojapeacecenter.com

SUMMER 2013

SPRING 2013