(PRO)jectUS |prō ˈjekt əs|(meaning):
PRO – advance level programming and/or skill set.
Project – to illuminate or put in the forefront.
US – initiative participants
(PRO)ject US is an initiative for young adults between the ages of 13 – 23 designed to build fashion design, music production, and new media journalism skills. Adding value to the skills learned by curating artifacts created & knowledge gained in a comprehensive portfolio. Making that portfolio actionable with industry-centered special opportunities.
Program participants, whether in The Style Suite, The Sound Suite, or The Media Suite, will collaborate to create content and products for a culminating, public presentation. The music, fashion, and media created will be featured and/or sold on client websites, social media, and more. College, career, and financial literacy will be embedded in the program, as participants use industry-standard tools to learn (e.g. tracking album & product sales). Participants also have the chance to earn internships with each of the professional clients. Finally, youth will receive peer-to-peer and professional feedback.