Who We Are

The Kansas City Digital Media Lab aims to empower local teens to create a life of meaning by providing a participatory and experiential learning environment at the Kansas City Public Library with the specific goal to transform teens into content producers rather than content consumers.

 

As content producers of original digital media and stories, coding, technology and robotics with the help of engaged mentors, Kansas City teens can then connect their new skills to academic and professional opportunities.

 

The Kansas City Digital Media Lab is an initiative of the Kansas City Public Library, It is free and open to youth ages 13-19. KCDML is part of a national movement to use Connected Learning and HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out) principles to engage our country’s youth in creative, pertinent, and powerful ways.  

 

 

Meet Our Team

 

Andrea Sherrel Ellis – Digital Youth Engagement Manager

 

Marcus Brown – Lead Educator    

 

Angelica DeSimio – Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

 

 

Our Partners and Collaborators

 

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Union Station Kansas City

Science City at Union Station

KC STEM Alliance           

KC Engineering Zone

KC Social Innovation Center

LRNG