Sneaker Culture & Design
A S.T.E.M Program Developed
by: Jim Dorvil Exclusively for SneakerBeatz Inc.
UNDER MOU WITH: The NYC DOE & The NYPL
Purpose Goals Audience Outline
The purpose of the workshops are to educate participants on the history of sneakers and the production. The workshops touch on the economic and social impacts sneakers have had locally and globally.
The workshops center on the “participants” as the focus of the design process. In many cases teamwork and sharing are at the core of the fabrication phase.
Skills in science, technology, engineering and math are utilized while the participants put their artistic talents to work.Participants learn the importance of branding and make a brand name for themselves.
Self-worth, value and appreciation are the end products that go into every model that is produced in the workshops.
By the end of the program, participants would have:
The workshops are designed for ages 7-21 in general but anyone would benefit from participating in them. The knowledge and experiences gained by participation is intergenerational, genderless and transcends in to many different aspects of life and education.
Several educational institutions have expressed interest in having these workshops at their facilities for their populations and programs.
Over time the workshops will be more advanced and will ultimately seek to produce more than mock samples.
FOR THE CHILDREN SHALL PROSPER!
CORPORATIONS WHOSE CUSTOMER BASE ARE HEAVilY COMPOSED OF INNER CITY YOUTH SHOULD BE MAJOR SPONSORS OF AWARDS OF THIS NATURE!
Participants get to design and construct a model shoe
while learning about economics, math, social studies, art
and most of all themselves!