Our kids are the future of our city, and there’s a new cohort of local organizations, programs, businesses, and spaces on a collective mission to invest in stronger communities for Miami’s kids.
We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite programs that empower kids by fostering their skills and passions outside regular school hours. These are the afterschool programs you wish you had. (We know you were just playing Nintendo.) Today’s 10-year-olds are learning art, music, design thinking, how to code, and how to make stuff.
Come out to see Guitars Over Guns and Moonlighter this Saturday, April 22 at MKT, a socially conscious marketplace and production by bazbaz, for a celebration of community and local entrepreneurship.
Guitars Over GunsGuitars Over Guns
Guitars Over Guns delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower at-risk youth. By working collaboratively with schools and communities, we encourage young people to become independently productive members of society through individual expression, social interaction, and personal accountability.
01 is a Miami based education and research facility for teaching students coding, design, development, and virtual reality technology. We host coding camps, Minecraft workshops, and more.
Join a community of innovators mixing digital technologies with physical objects. Pioneers in IOT, design, art, engineering, and programming. Expect all the amenities of a coworking space, but with access to a range of advanced manufacturing equipment. Use the prototyping lab to create small runs of your products, engage the community to get feedback on your designs, and connect with experts that can help you prepare for manufacturing. Be on the forefront of industry and join the Maker Movement.
Overtown Youth CenterOvertown Youth Center
Overtown Youth Center's goal is to be an integral part of the community that promotes lifelong learning and success for our inner-city youth and citizens. We seek to help build children who are resilient that can live in an environment loaded with risk factors, yet still grow into competent and productive members of society.
Our mission is to increase the number of girls studying computer science by delighting and inspiring them with the creative possibilities of computer programming.
Talent4change, inc. - Social Programs, Community DevelopmentTalent4Change
Talent4Change, Inc. Social Programs - A 501(c3) nonprofit organization designed to empower our children, their families and in-turn our communities.