Denise Korn discusses with us Youth Design: Rally for Change. Youth Design is an innovative program that empowers young students by connecting them with established design professionals.
Join AIGA DC and Denise Korn as we discuss the innovative Youth Design program. Youth Design is a unique model for change, one based purely on the belief that every student with passion, talent and drive deserves the opportunity to transform their untapped creative potential into a college education and a promising career. Youth Design engages world-class design professionals, who share their skills and perspectives through sustained, one-on-one paid mentoring relationships with Youth Designers. Learn how Youth Design is changing lives and discuss the future of mentoring with regard to design education.
Please plan to arrive at 7:30 AM to allow time to purchase breakfast refreshments and chat with other attendees. We will start promptly at 8:00 AM.
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Moderator: Denise Korn
Denise Korn is the Principal of Korn Design, a nationally recognized brand strategy and design firm with offices in Boston and New York. Korn has worked with a wide range of clients delivering groundbreaking strategic work for top-of-class developers, entrepreneurs, chefs and institutional leaders, providing expert consultation on an equally wide range of assignments in the categories of leading hospitality, restaurants and luxury goods. In 2003, Korn founded Youth Design, a nonprofit organization one of the nation’s leading programs that focuses on addressing the critical socioeconomic needs of urban youth by teaching them highly marketable design skills, giving them access to committed professional mentors, and supporting them along the path toward higher education by introducing them to viable career opportunities in the design industry. Youth Design is helping to shape the next generation of diverse design professionals through its robust workforce development and educational initiatives set in the context of design and promoting diversity in the creative economy. Korn graduated from Cornell University where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in fine art and photography through the School of Architecture, Art and Planning. Korn served as co-president of the New England Creative Economy Initiative and currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Boston chapter of AIGA Boston, and the Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA).