TeamUp 2015, 2016
Takoma Wings Academy
Lead Partner: Class Acts Arts
Partners: Takin’Off and Big Learning
Project Description: Takoma Wings Academy (TWA) was a three week summer camp for middle school boys from low income immigrant families. The boys investigated the science and engineering of flight in nature, aviation, and space exploration as well as flight as a means of self-expression in the arts. The camp took place at the Takoma Academy in Takoma Park as well at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg. The camp included several experiential field trips in the DC region and culminated in a graduation ceremony where participants received badges for acquiring skills and completing camp projects.
Background: TWA is a new and improved version of the former “Camp Wings” project. The Camp Wings programming was successful based on quantitative and qualitative evaluations. Class Acts, the Lead Partner for that project, spearheaded a successful reconfiguration of the partnership and redesigned the program.
Funding: TeamUp Challenge grants in 2015, 2016