Arizona Kids Build (AZKB) Program
Arizona Kids Build (AZKB) is an award-winning program in which Architect mentors work with 3rd-6th grade students in the classroom and at weekend camps in order for students to gain and demonstrate and understanding of how the built environment directly affects their own well-being and that of the natural environment. The program is mixture of classroom lessons along with a tour of Taliesin West including the student shelters.
AZKB received a 2017 Component Excellence Award for Community Outreach and Involvement from AIA National: “For developing a culturally-rich "Arizona Kids Build" curriculum - full of hands-on, engaging activities - that offers children an opportunity to experience how the built environment affects their own well-being and their surroundings. This award-winning program has elevated the importance of design and mentorship and planted seeds for the next generation on how to make a difference in the world and their future.”
Get acquainted with Arizona Kids Build in the short video below:
Be part of AIA Phoenix Metro Arizona Kids Build and volunteer your time at one of the many programs they have through-out the year. Mentors are always needed and may be licensed or unlicensed, but ideally would be working or studying within the field of Architecture. Mentors may sign up for one, two or all lessons of a program--whatever you can work into your schedule.
If you are new to the program, you will be teamed up with an experienced mentor; they are not asking you to run the program, but just assist.
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Please join AZ Kids Build for a fun and gratifying experience and reach out if you have any questions at all!