MODA + the Arthur M. Blank YMCA

In 2015-2016, MODA is in residence at the Arthur M. Blank YMCA where we are collaborating with the YMCA's program staff to offer after school programs that introduce youth to Minecraft as a design tool. MODA's Design Thinking and Innovation Educator is leading the effort through which YMCA youth enroll in 6-week sessions in which they learn Design Thinking and STEAM skills, including:

  • how Minecraft can be used as a design tool
  • collaborative work skills 
  • how to use Design Thinking to solve problems
  • how Minecraft interfaces with other computer-aided design programs
  • how to 3D print a Minecraft creation
  • and much more

In the course of our residency at the Arthur M. Blank YMCA, MODA is also training YMCA staff to lead this program so that they can continue to offer it once the MODA residency is over.