AXA | EXCITED TO ANNOUCE A NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM THAT I AM BRINGING TO DSM!
ARTIST X ADVOCACY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
To cultivate an environment in which the creative class thrives through community works of art and community partnerships.
I founded the Artist X Advocacy mentorship program (AXA), with the mission to ease the academic and social, emotional transition for graduating high school students who are going directly into higher education or directly into the arts and advocacy fields of work. This is a one-on-one, paid mentorship program. AXA is open to 11th – 12th grade students attending Des Moines public high schools. The 6 to 12 month mentorship program includes:
weekly to bi-monthly one-on-one mentor/mentee sessions
a series of community engagement workshops to build mentee's professional connections
mainframe studio visits
a series of field trips to meet community leaders, movement makers, advocates and creatives
a resume/portfolio buildout
professional documentation via photo shoot, podcast and radio interviews.
creating an original public work of art/art performance
public art exhibition