These programs sound amazing. I’m barely scratching the surface at this point, but my goal is to build a community and then open a coworking space in Southfield MI. I really want to have a youth element for my space to allow children to see other opportunities for making a living doing something they love to do, similar to what you wrote about Jeff.
Janice, the tutoring idea is a great idea to give the kids a chance to experience the space. Are your community members providing the tutoring or will someone from outside be helping out?
Chad, the Spark program sounds really great. Did you have to present to the school board or some other entity to develop the program and get the buy in from the school? How have the kids responded to the program?
Benjamin, Your program sounds very intersting as well. I’m not able to watch the video right now, but was wondering, is your program connected with a school too or simply through the community?
I wish you all the best and I’m interested to see how things grow.
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:46:32 PM UTC-4, bc1…@nyu.edu wrote:
I’m launching a 7-week program for urban teens, Art In Your Space, in New York City with AlleyNYC co-working space, City-As-School, and Eyebeam, an art and technology community based organization.
You can check a short intro video here.
I’d be happy to connect with you or if your in NYC arrange for you to visit our program.
Founder - Art In Your Space
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:21:28 PM UTC-4, Jeffery Miller wrote:
Hi all. I’m new to this group but I’m wondering if any of you are familiar with efforts by coworking spaces to engage high school-aged youth. I’m trying to figure out how to connect high school students to entrepreneurs & startups, and to help them think of possible career choices beyond going to work for someone else.
Are there examples of coworking spaces that make an effort to engage high school students in their events or even have events designed especially for them? Or for teachers and/or youth workers? Are there examples of spaces working closely with high schools in some way? Are there spaces where high school students are invited to work?