Can design change lives?
What happens when children are encouraged to Play With Design? As the creators of The Extraordinaires® Design Studio, we wanted to find out. We donated 1400 kits to three very different learning environments across the U.S. It was introduced into lesson-focused and free play periods.
Three months later, we visited each location to talk to the educators and students and discover what happens when you Play With Design.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth serves more than 11,000 youth ages 6-24 years old through seven branch locations and outreach programs in the schools and community. Its mission is to provide enriching programs for youth from disadvantaged circumstances to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens. With access to programs that focus on Academics, Health and Citizenship, they are changing the odds, year after year. http://www.fortworthkids.org.
About Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Design School is a public middle-high school that focuses on design. Students learn the basics of Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. The school believes that all students, with good instruction and practice, can learn art and design skills and achieve high standards in their academic programs. It believes that its graduates will be leading designers and architects of the future who see design as a way of thinking, problem- solving, and living a productive and rewarding life. http://baltimoredesignschool.com
About Perrysburg Schools
Perrysburg schools is one of the leading, cutting edge school systems in the United States, serving K-12 students in Northwest Ohio. Research-based and innovative practices help move the mission forward: Ensuring students achieve their greatest potential. The past 4 years, Perrysburg has launched a STEM program across the K-12 curriculum so that all students can explore, create, design, and become the problem solvers of tomorrow. http://www.perrysburgschools.net/