Students from NMIC’s YouthBuild Program Bring Their Creativity to the Forefront & Showcase a Masterpiece Board Game at the Prestigious Museum. 

This past month, students in NMIC’S YouthBuild program had the great honor of presenting their creations at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). NMIC’s YouthBuild program provides young adults between the ages 17 and 24 with the vocational, educational, and leadership skills they need. And over the course of five months, students receive instruction toward the completion of their high school equivalency diplomas as well as employment readiness and business skills training.  

YouthBuild students worked over several sessions with a dedicated community educator provided by MoMA to develop, design and create their very own board games as a part of the Museum’s Community Partnerships Program. The Community Partnership Program is a collective of non-profits and community-based organizations that serve a wide variety of social, economic, and educational needs across New York City. And these organizations, including NMIC, come together for a variety of art-based initiatives throughout the year.

The very first Art Showcase took place in 2010 and since then the showcase has been for most of its participants, their very first involvement and exposure to the world of modern and contemporary art. This partnership has allowed many students in programs like YouthBuild to explore and cultivate a passion for new and exciting things regardless of their educational or economic backgrounds. Check out the wonderful work created by our students. The showcase will be up through January. If you happen to visit tag us on the image with #NMICtakestheMoMa.