Check out Pop Culture Classroom’s accomplishments in 2022! This was an incredible year, thanks to our awesome community of supporters.
By Chris Burley, Marketing and Communications Manager
What a year. 2022 began with a sense of uncertainty and possibility — and ends with a sense of gratitude, accomplishment, and optimism.
The pandemic, inflation, increasing extremism and polarization in our communities and around the country — along with stressed schools, students, educators, families, and communities —loomed large on the horizon as Pop Culture Classroom’s small team began this year’s work to inspire, educate, and connect kids with their communities using pop culture.
But as 2022 dawned, we saw something else, too. Possibility.
Throughout the year, Pop Culture Classroom tackled the challenges and — more important — helped thousands of students improve their literacy, explore creative self-expression, and celebrate diverse, connected communities during challenging times.
Big Moments in 2022
This year, we saw some big moments at Pop Culture Classroom, including plenty of workshops for kids, new resources for educators, our first full show with FAN EXPO Denver, and the fifth annual Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards.
And that’s just the start! I asked some of the people who help Pop Culture Classroom’s work possible to share some of their most meaningful memories from the past year and even added a couple of memories of my own.
Pop Culture Classroom’s Accomplishments by the Numbers
“Scrappy” isn’t just Scooby Doo’s nephew. It also defines Pop Culture Classroom award-winning programs.
With just 5 full-time staff members, 10 part-time outreach instruction team members, and a part-time Art Manager for our increasingly popular Colorful History educational comics and teaching resources, Pop Culture Classroom made a big impact in 2022…
You Can Help Us Do More in 2023
As much as we’ve accomplished, we know that there is much more to do to engage, inspire, educate, and connect students through the pop culture they love. You can help with your year-end tax-deductible donation.