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Phase I


ANIMATE MY ACTION PLAN

Royer Studios developed Animate My Action Plan as a way for Youth ChalleNGe cadets to gain 21st Century workforce skills and develop an action plan from Youth ChalleNGe to independence. Through a two-phase STEAM-based curriculum, cadets have the opportunity to explore careers in the areas of media, design, and technology, and expand their potential for successful and productive futures.

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Phase I


ANIMATE MY ACTION PLAN

Royer Studios developed Animate My Action Plan as a way for Youth ChalleNGe cadets to gain 21st Century workforce skills and develop an action plan from Youth ChalleNGe to independence. Through a two-phase STEAM-based curriculum, cadets have the opportunity to explore careers in the areas of media, design, and technology, and expand their potential for successful and productive futures.

 

PHASE I - DREAM

In Phase I, cadets reflect on the consequences of their choices and decisions and learn the value of taking responsibility for their results. Acknowledging their power to create the future, they identify goals and dreams to strive for post-graduation. By working in teams to create animated short films illustrating their future plans for success, cadets combine their talents and focus their efforts on completing the project in a short amount of time.

To promote positive peer interaction, cadets work together to complete all steps of the production.

  • Writing action plan scripts

  • Designing storyboards to plan art and animation

  • Creating original artwork

  • Performing voiceover

  • Practicing animation on an iPad

Through the process, they empower themselves, each other, and at-promise youth to make positive change; to create an action plan for life success - at Youth ChalleNGe and beyond.

This experience truly embodies the best concepts of youth development, service learning, and the acquisition of 21st Century job skills. 

 
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Phase II


Phase II


 

PHASE II - BELIEVE

Outstanding cadets from Phase I are given an opportunity to participate in Phase II, a soon-to-be certificated 60-hour entry-level vocational training focused on content development for the web, that empowers cadets to unlock talents and passions to explore career opportunities. 

  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Music & Audio Production
  • Computer Coding

With mentorship from professionals in digital media, cadets get hands-on experience learning about production, design, and technology-related careers through media arts; they gain valuable tools for healthy self-expression; and they learn the skills necessary to market themselves as entrepreneurs and valuable employees while receiving support in pursuing higher education and employment.

 
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Phase III


Phase III


 

PHASE III - ACHIEVE

Youth ChalleNGe graduates continue their multi-media education, earning college credits and Adobe Certifications while serving as peer mentors to current cadets.

This program is being piloted at the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.
Stay tuned for updates.