What is Pop Culture Classroom?

The driving power behind PCC stems from our personal experiences with the positive influence of comics and other pop culture media in our own lives. We envision individuals transformed by the educational power of popular culture who create diverse, inclusive and engaged communities.


The Classroom

The Classroom program delivers high quality, all-inclusive educational resources to school districts, teachers, and community organizations using comics, graphic novels and related pop culture media. We strive to create educational engagement with students and provide them the creative and critical thinking skills that put them on the path to lifelong learning.

For educators, the Classroom program provides resources (curriculum) and professional development training to help increase students’ academic, literacy and art skills, as well as enhance their personal awareness in the classroom. Administrators will benefit from better-engaged students, which may increase attendance and improve test scores.

Students will also enjoy our exciting and diverse programming, which harnesses their existing interests in comics, movies, television, video games, and other pop culture topics in order to create one-of-a-kind learning experiences. Parents are also provided the opportunity to actively participate in their child’s education.

To maintain the quality and effectiveness or our educational tools, we regularly collaborate with award-winning comic book artists, publishers, and accomplished educators from various fields.


Denver Comic Con

We engage entire communities through the Denver Comic Con (DCC) program. The proceeds from this annual, education-centered, family-friendly, pop culture fan event benefits PCC’s overall educational endeavors.

Denver Comic Con is committed to supporting education and community, educating children and the general public through pop culture and comics, and bringing together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender, orientation or background. By focusing on education and providing guests, programming and events that encourage diversity, we strive to promote tolerance and empower the members of our community.

Denver Comic Con is one of the few independently operated events of its size and type. Because the event attracts tourists from all over the country, it has a positive impact on the local economy. According to Richard Scharf, president of Visit Denver, Denver Comic Con 2015 had approximately “$20 million in total economic impact,” helping support numerous local businesses throughout Denver. In addition, more than 75% of its merchants are Colorado-local, and each year the event showcases numerous local artists.

Denver Comic Con is committed to maintaining a diverse community of exhibitors drawn from the general community, and a significant percentage of our exhibitors will be drawn from these applicants. So even if you are new to DCC, you are invited to apply for the upcoming event.


Community Outreach

Other ways Pop Culture Classroom strives to have a positive impact in the local community is through frequent activities with other established organizations like the Art Institute of Colorado, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD), Colorado Symphony, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, The City of Denver, The Denver Public Library, The Arts Affinity Group of The Denver Foundation, Rocky Mountain PBS, plus others, with many partnering with us to develop educational content for our programs as well.

Pop Culture Classroom achieves all the above through the super-powered help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers and your generous donations of money, resources and supplies. If you are interested in getting involved as a community partner or volunteer, email us at info@popcultureclassroom.org.