In the fall of 2011, the Baltimore Design School (BDS) opened its doors to its first class of sixth and seventh graders. As the school celebrates its fifth anniversary, and prepares to graduate its first class of seniors, it will commemorate the anniversary with a Jazz Brunch event on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The event will honor Founder, Senator Catherine E. Pugh and share the vision for the future of BDS.
From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. the halls of The Baltimore Design School building, which opened its doors in 2013, will be filled with music by the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are now available for the event at Baltimore Design School’s website: BaltimoreDesignSchool.com. Proceeds from the Jazz Brunch will support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) advancement, including after school programs and workshops, field trips, internships and summer programs.
The Baltimore Design School was founded to address two primary issues in Baltimore and across the country: to provide opportunities for urban youth to pursue an experiential education in the fields of design; and to change both the local and national demographics of the design professions, therefore increasing the number and quality of African Americans who enter the field.
The Baltimore Design School is one of very few public design schools in the country, and the first to incorporate middle school students. Since opening in fall 2011 with 150 sixth- and seventh-grade students, BDS now operates a full middle and high school, with approximately 530 students enrolled for the 2016/17 school year. In the five years since first opening its doors, BDS has played a major role in opening the doors to the fields of fashion design, architecture, and graphic design to Baltimore City youth.
For Jazz Brunch ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, visit BaltimoreDesignSchool.com
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