Generation INFOCUS will be participating in the 5th Annual Hapeville Community Trunk or Treat Event. The activities will be held at Master Park 488 King Arnold St, (near Hapeville Library) on Wednesday Oct. 31st at 6:30p.m. The park is located behind the Hapeville Dwarf House and beside the Hapeville library. ONLY vehicles who are parking for the event can pull into the park. All other vehicles must park along the street or library / senior center parking lot. There will be a police car parked on the street in front of the park. Please let whoever is standing out front know you are a trunk and they will let you through. For more information visit https://www.hapeville.org/index.aspx?NID=476
ChopArt is a non-profit organization helping homeless youth express themselves through art. Serving ages 10-18, ChopArt has been impacting those experiencing homelessness since 2010 in Atlanta, New Orleans, Hyderabad, India, and Accra, Ghana.
To help foster awareness and generate funds, Generation Infocus has partnered with the organization to provide a platform for positive and creative self-reflection. Our staff worked with a handful of girls on the theme of “Gratitude” to produce contemporary abstract paintings. They explored how color, line and shape can portray emotion within their art. They accented their pieces with textile elements to create texture and enhance the visual depth.
The paintings will be on display and for sale at The Hapeville Maker Space during our fall exhibition opening on November 16th, 2018. All proceeds will go to the ChopArt organization to benefit the youth participants and their families. If you would like to purchase a painting or make a donation please give us a call at 404.525.5561.
You can also donate by visiting ChopArt online at http://chopart.org/support-us/.
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The Hapeville Maker Space was welcomed into the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Hapeville’s own Mayor Alan Hallman. The event included various activities such as live music, vendors, prizes, snacks, and tours of the new space.
Generation Infocus Executive Director Tiffany Ray says, “Our new 6600 sq.ft colonial home will be a melting pot of different ages, cultures and interests where our passions will be enhanced by our unique perspectives and goals. Our desire to INSPIRE, EMPOWER and INFLUENCE the next generation of change makers begins with the freedom to imagine, explore and create in a welcoming and collaborative environment.”
Through Historic preservation, The Hapeville Maker Space aligns with the Hapeville City redevelopment and revitalization goals to bring more public art and programming into the community. The Hapeville Maker Space will provide the following:
• Educational opportunities through project-based STEAM workshops
• Rentable conference and studio rooms
• An art gallery
• A healthy living garden
• After school & summer programs
Visit www.hapevillemakerspace.com to learn more
We are so honored to receive a 2018 Pacesetter Award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Pacesetter Award is an honor given to an exclusive list of Atlanta’s fastest-growing companies. The awards represent the most comprehensive look at private business growth within the metro area. Qualifying companies are ranked by a weighted growth index formula, factoring both employee growth and revenue growth, to create a level playing field amongst businesses of various sizes. The winners were honored April 26 at the Georgia Aquarium.
Spring is here and we are gearing up for another Maker's Faire! Our kids have worked hard throughout the school year, learning about new innovations and pushing the limits to what they think they can achieve. It is our goal to make learning fun, with hands-on projects that are created to help children develop relevant skills for the future. Our Maker's Faire events showcase all of the exciting projects children have completed with us in our after school program and we hope all parents can join us in celebrating their accomplishments. Mark your calendars for this very special event!
Please see below for our schools and dates:
Heards Ferry: May 2nd
Wesley International Academy: May 4th
Liberty Tech: May 10th
Ison Springs: May 11th
Spalding Drive: May 16th
Resurgence: May 18th
We are so excited to announce our new and exciting initiative to bring STEAM learning opportunities to families, schools and communities across Atlanta. We debuted our NEW Mobile Maker Space at The Atlanta Science Festival at Piedmont Park. What a success! We showcased cool Biomimicry examples with a live Ant Farm, Drones, Ozobots, and Wearable Tech fashion displays. Our new STEAM bus is equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technologies as well as lab workstations. We will be traveling to different schools and events to host a variety of subjects that include Computer Coding, Engineering and Pre-Med.
Click Here to learn more about our Mobile Maker Space and reserve the bus for your next event!
We have an exciting summer camp experience planned for our students! We want to continue STEAM education throughout the summer by introducing the theme of Biomimicry in fun and engaging ways!
Our program will include age-appropriate activities in engineering, veterinary science, visual arts, and so much more! We also integrate physical fitness activities like yoga, martial arts and tennis into our summer programming at no additional cost!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to cultivate your child's interest in science and the world around them through this one-of-a-kind summer experience!
Click the link below to learn more!
Check us out in the Winter/Spring issue of Atlanta School Guide! This issue is focused on STEM and STEAM advantages on student learning and development - what a great read! Make sure to flip to the Summer Camps & Activities section where we're advertising our Biomimicry camps!
Click the link below to read the digital version online:
As Atlanta prepares to welcome a new mayor, we wanted to do something very special for Kasim Reed. He has generously supported Generation Infocus through the WEI program and we are very thankful for all that he has done for us so that we can continue supporting young minds through STEAM education. Our team constructed an LED lit city scape to represent how STEAM powers our entire city. Thank you again for your support and we wish you much success in your future endeavors!
Generation Infocus partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta to create the ultimate Maker's Space during the Super STEM Expo in Atlanta. We brought all of our "larger-than-life" projects out and had a FANTASTIC time! From Hack-a-thons to an oversized Hamster Wheel and a Fashion Design Museum, we demonstrated the best in our STEAM programming.
In appreciation for the support that Sara Blakely, the founder of SPANX, has given to Generation InFocus, our Wearable Technology students at Heard's Ferry were given the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind, custom LED quilt for her!
Thank you again Sara!