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Pop Culture Classroom Enters 3rd Year of Partnership with Youth One Book, One Denver

Pop Culture Classroom is excited to announce a continued partnership with Youth One Book, One Denver (YOBOD) Programs this summer! Since 2013, Pop Culture Classroom has offered over a dozen summer workshops and reached hundreds of students around the Denver Metro area through the YOBOD program. 

ABOUT YOBOD

YOBOD Partnership - Pop Culture Classroom

Now entering its sixth year, YOBOD is a summer reading program designed for 9- to 12-year-olds. Each summer, a book is selected for students to read all throughout Denver and surrounding areas. Students are also offered fun activities and events related to the selection to enhance their reading experience and combat learning loss. 

YOBOD SUMMER 2017

YOBOD Partnership - Pop Culture Classroom

The 2017 YOBOD selection is Upside-Down Magic by hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins.

This summer, PCC will be running a new series of pop culture-based workshops inspired by the shared reading experience of Upside-Down Magic at sites throughout Denver, including the Sun Valley Youth Center, Johnson Boys & Girls Club, Heart & Hand Academy, and more.

YOBOD Partnership - Pop Culture Classroom

Caption: Students share their creations from a YOBOD cosplay class from summer 2016.

These workshops will give students the opportunity to create their own magical creatures, costumes, comics or board games based around the book, helping bring this book to life and promote literacy.

We are so excited for another fun-filled summer promoting literacy and being a part of this wonderful program! To learn more about YOBOD and check if a summer workshop is happening near you, be sure to visit http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/one-book-one-denver-new/.


PCC and Action Lab Comics! Extend Partnership to 2020

Pop Culture Classroom is pleased and honored to announce the renewal of a continued partnership with Action Lab Comics! PCC’s arts and literacy curriculum Storytelling Through Comics (STC) is greatly supported by Action Lab, and the partnership will continue through 2020. This is a continuation of a strong relationship between like-minded organizations that stand behind the use of comics as powerful educational tools.

STC is a standards-based curriculum that explores age-appropriate comic literature with the goals of igniting a love of learning and increasing literacy by using pop culture as an educational tool. After discussing how art and words work together to tell a story, students are then given the chance to create comics of their own.

Action Lab licenses their comic Princeless #1 for use in the STC curriculum. Teachers have the opportunity to use this comic book as a teaching tool in the classroom in association with STC. Thanks to Action Lab’s generosity PCC will be able to continue to provide teachers with the very best of curricula and tools while keeping costs to educators low. PCC’s goal is to promote literacy through what children are already interested in, fusing pop culture and education together. Action Lab’s support in these endeavors is greatly appreciated and we look forward to a continued partnership built on these ideals.