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.
Employing modules in the STEAM education model, our programs are designed to provide multidisciplinary educational experiences that connect students with their community. We believe there is power in experiential education and a collaborative approach to programming. By working with accomplished artists, our programs empower youth to learn about their communities, while producing works that speak to their understanding of place.
Our youth programs include:
- East Portland Newspaper Project – a community newspaper for SE 82nd Ave
- Dreamers – a youth video program about displacement and personal change
- Oregon History Comics – a comics workshop at da Vinci Middle School
We are actively looking to expand our youth programs by build working relationships with teachers. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth programs are made possible, in part, by individual members and donors. For more information on supporting Know Your City, click here.