Dida Academy (Crown Heights)

Dida Academy (Crown Heights)

from 3,750.00

Join us in joyful co-working and skill-building workshops as we create self-directed portfolio projects. Teens and young adults are supported in pursuing their interests with an eye toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. We create a positive, relaxed, and engaged atmosphere through student-led conversation and improv-based communication games. Students develop their own intrinsic motivation through collaborative goal-setting, real-time project planning, and natural feedback from community members during public presentations. We facilitate student interests ranging from arts and academics to activism and entrepreneurship.

Ages: 13-20
Days: Tuesday-Saturday (Choose 2, 3, 4, or 5 days/week)
Times: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Dates: first day: September 7, 2017; last day: June 26, 2018
Vacation days: all public school holidays, snow days follow NYC public school calendar

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Sample Schedule

9:30AM-10:00AM - Arrival, settle in, informal planning
10:00AM-10:30AM - Morning meeting (discussion of intentions, gratitudes, requests, offerings, scheduling)
10:30AM-11:00AM - Improv game led by William
11:00AM-12:30PM - Project planning meeting with Danielle/offsite trip/solo or group project work
12:30PM-1:30PM - Lunch/unstructured time
1:30PM-4:30PM - Skill building workshop led by facilitator/offsite trip/solo or group project work
4:30-5:00PM - Closing meeting (reflections, planning)
5:00PM-5:30PM - Clean up and wrap up"