A friend of mine Denise Korn, principal of Korn Design, a nationally recognized brand strategy and design firm, (she did branding for the amazing Liberty Hotel and the face lift for The Boston Ballet, etc.) is the vision behind her nonprofit, Youth Design. Its focus is on addressing critical socioeconomic needs of urban youth by teaching them highly marketable design skils, providing access to amazing mentors, and supporting them along the path toward higher education. Since 2003, Youth Design has targeted a talented pool of high school students attending Boston Public Schools. The goal is to nurture the next generation of diverse young designers in a kalaidescope of wonderful ways by connecting them with the city and its creative resources.
Check out the upcoming "Rally for Change" event at the W Hotel, 100 Stuart Street, Boston, Tuesday, April 23... and support Youth Design!