Animate My Project Plan (AMAP)
Creating an Action Plan for Success
Royer Studios developed Animate My Action Plan (AMAP) in partnership with the National Guard Youth Foundation as a way for Youth ChalleNGe cadets to gain 21st Century workforce skills, develop a career path, and to serve as a gateway to higher education.
The innovative program, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, focuses on both professional and personal development for at-risk and historically underrepresented youth.
Through a three-phase STEAM-based curriculum cadets have the opportunity to explore careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) and expand their potential for successful and productive futures. Experiential workshops and mentorship from industry professionals help boost cadets’ confidence and motivation to pursue higher education and meaningful careers.
“This program is truly a creative, unique path to professional careers for youth who may never have the opportunity to realize their creative talents otherwise” – Dr. Richard Carlin, Office of Naval Research.
Focusing on both professional and personal development, cadets are supported in taking responsibility for their results and empowered to make positive decisions and choices while creating an action plan for success.
(South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Academy. Photos courtesy of Royer Studios)