The Pixel Academy is a community of kids and teens that are passionate about learning 21st Century Skills. We want to give our members access to state of the art technology, from virtual reality goggles and 3D Printers to self-teaching guitars. Pixel members are able to explore and master new and relevant subjects that traditional schools aren't able to provide like Video Game Design, 3D Printing, Arduino Programming, App Development, Film Making, Music Writing, and so much more.
Right now, we're operating all over NYC, out of libraries, museums, pop-up shops, and living rooms. What we NEED is a place to call home. A place where kids and teens can drop in and learn anything they want, any time they want.
And that's where you come in! Rent in NY is expensive (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4o-TeMHys0), but we're determined to create a perfect, modern, central learning location. To do that we need space. Nice space. Safe space. We've got a few areas in mind but your contributions will help us get up and running quicker!
The Pixel Academy will stand out as the only after-school location that offers children and teens the ability to create films, music, games, and software applications. Catering specifically to youth ages 8 through 18 and offering access to state-of-the-art hardware and software, we will be a one-stop shop for experimenting and learning to create with technology. By providing access to advanced technology including 3D printers, laser cutters, musical instruments and recording space, HD cameras, and high-end computers, we will provide full-service spaces for the creation of anything our members can imagine.