MINDDRIVE uses real-world issues of our times to teach urban students, most who have slipped through the cracks and are learning at a grade level below their age group. We teach critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship and how to improve their future outlook by expanding their vision for themselves.
We offer opportunities to succeed on many levels by addressing academic, social and economic challenges unique to each student.
The educational objective is to give the students the tools to process creative thinking, see the potential for realizing dreams for a successful future and instill a greater desire to learn in the students. The process involves a unique pairing of an experienced automotive mentor with each student.
Our class called “AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN STUDIO” will continue the principal objectives of the past Creative Studio classes that primarily taught applying creative thinking to design projects connecting to the real world of business. Core educational concepts of math, science, reading and history will be woven throughout the work of the class.
Our “CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATIONS” class will focus on the tools of marketing as if the Automotive Design Class were a commercial client. We will work with students on how to tell a story through the written word, photography, video and social media. The students will learn presentation styles and give several “live” presentations throughout the summer at public events and in the classroom.