Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2014
For the 2014-2015 academic year, The Pixel Academy is offering a complimentary after-school visit to young would-be programmers, designers, and engineers. The Academy has partnered with local schools to offer students a full afternoon of instruction and creation at no cost. “Golden Tags” are complimentary passes for students that are traded each week so the learning experience is shared throughout the school community.
Over the past year, the Pixel Academy has developed relationships with 220+ members ages 6-16 as well as local families, teachers, and schools. With the Golden Tag Initiative, The Pixel Academy plans to invite even more of the local community to creatively explore digital technology. The Academy has selected five of the schools closest to their flagship location in Cobble Hill and offered the four-hour weekly visits to students at each one.
“I started the Pixel Academy because I felt strongly that kids should be learning to use technology in fun and creative ways,” explains Mike, Founder and CEO. “What we ended up creating here at the Pixel Academy is a space full of passionate learners and content creators. We want everyone in our community to be able to participate in that -- even if only for one day.” With the successful launch of this program, Pixel hopes to extend this opportunity to even more schools in 2015.
Last year, over 20 Pixel Academy members were students from The John M. Harrigan School, PS 29. “[My son] Marshall, 8, has attended Pixel Academy for over a year and absolutely loves it,” says Robin Marshall, a PS 29 parent. “With energetic, knowledgeable instructors and the newest technology and tools, Pixel teaches logical thinking, creativity and basic programming skills in a fun, engaging environment.” PS 29 will be participating in the Golden Tag Initiative by sending a new student to the Pixel Academy every Tuesday this year.
About the Pixel Academy: Founded in 2012, The Pixel Academy is a creative space where kids and teens are immersed in state of the art digital technologies, from Virtual Reality Video Game Design to 3D Printing. The Pixel Academy encourages creativity with technology, enabling members to develop proficiencies in a sampling of the very latest hardware and software available. The Academy gives them both the tools and the knowledge to explore and master important new skills that traditional schools aren’t able to offer. The Pixel Academy is excited to offer a revamped afterschool program this fall to start their second full academic year in Cobble Hill.
The Pixel Academy will be open on September 4th and 5th for an open house from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. More information can be found at http://www.WhatWillYouMake.com.
For more information: Please send any questions, inquiries and/or comments to Noah Berg, Director of Outreach and Member Services at noah(at)pixelacademy(dot)org.