Back in class after a short break, the Sophomore Scholars were surprised with a trip to the movies to see Black Panther! While many of the scholars had already seen the record-breaking movie, the screening presented the opportunity to engage with the film in a critical way and center the experience of the scholars as artists of color in the world. Before heading to the movies, Youth Advocate, Kevin, shared Huffington Post’s article, People Want To Know Why Brooklyn Museum’s New African Art Curator Is White. The Sophomores read the article and shared their opinions on it how they felt about the statistics that were mentioned in the article, as well as how the article compares this topic with the movie Black Panther.
As the Juniors worked hard on their SAT Diagnostic test, the Senior Scholars prepared their final images for the yearly Senior Lookbook, and got a surprise visit from Yocasta Lachapelle, the Director of Talent at Collins. Collins is an independent, brand experience design company. They design products, environments and communications that transform brands, drive business and improve people’s lives. Clients include Aldo, Target, Nike Air Max, and Spotify, amongst others. Every year, Senior Scholars get the opportunity to apply for competitive paid summer internships at Collins. The internships offer scholars the opportunity to get valuable hands-on experience at a highly recognized design firm. The Scholars will have the opportunity to visit Collins during their Spring Break to get a behind-the-scenes view of their design work and all the roles and activities that go into a design studio.