Know Your City produces project-based workshops that get students out of classrooms to interact with civic leaders and inquire how the city of Portland works. KYC youth programs are designed for students to make site visits and conduct interviews while working with staff to produce media such as zines, video or artwork that communicate what they’ve learned.
In Spring 2011, Know Your City designed its first program for Portland Public Schools, a two-week workshop for da Vinci Middle School in which students researched the history of N/ NE Portland, and created comics based on their experiences. In Spring 2013, KYC is currently leading its first youth video project: a program with the I Have A Dream Foundation addressing students’ displacement.
All of our youth program are custom designed to meet the needs of the students. For more information on education initiatives, and designing a program for your classroom, e-mail: email@example.com.