Rashard has over ten years of experience working in the entertainment industry as a performer and production professional. He has had the privilege of working on projects such as The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, All Eyez On Me, and The Internship. He has also served as a liaison for a leading talent agency that specializes in cultivating talented youth. Some of his highlights include being a Class Two fellow of the WKKF Community Leadership Network with the Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership Deli Spring 2020 Cohort Participant, and panelist for various youth organizations.
B.A. in Film and Video
A.A. in Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
Quote from Rashard
“IN ORDER TO TEACH YOU MUST FIRST REACH.”
Chief of Operations
Adrionna has toiled in the world of education for over ten years. Since 2009, she has served as a youth mentor, primary educator, grade level lead, tutor, and dance coach. During her adolescent years, she was a member of state, regional, and national championship step teams. She also has professional cheer dance training, where she acquired the basics of jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. These highlights from her journey fuel her passion for youth development and creativity. These experiences also pushed her to obtain an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Gifted and Creative Education. It is her desire to push students to tap into their creative aptitude and develop to become whom they are destined to be.
Ed.S. in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education Emphasis
M.A.T. in Special Education, Birth through Kindergarten Emphasis
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
Quote from Adrionna
“WE CANNOT BE SUCCESSFUL IF WE FORGET THE TRUE PURPOSE OF THE COMMUNITY.”
As educators, we interact with many students who display their creative aptitude every day. However, most scholars lack a platform or programs to manifest their expression. Extracurricular options in Detroit's public and charter schools are limited, leaving both parents and schools tasked with the responsibility of finding affordable and high-quality after-school programs for their students. Many programs available to youth in Detroit aren’t engaging to contemporary youth, fail to provide art education, and are typically found outside of the perimeter of the city or the area encompassing their neighborhood. We address these issues via mobile art workshops that employ a more hands-on experience to knowledge acquisition via project-based learning. Students acquire new skills and master their process through strategically designed projects and performances. Consequently, aiding the association between knowledge and real-world application.
Through this holistic approach, students have a risk free environment to try and learn new things, and a platform for peer-to-peer mentoring to help instill character and generate transferable skills. Countless students, especially those the furthest from opportunity are under prepared for problem-solving in today's economy. Our programs outfit students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit. In conjunction with our strategic partners, and by implementing our dynamic teaching approach, project-based-learning, we are able to ensure engaged, modern, and capable cohorts who are well equipped to tackle challenges and thrive in the 21st century.