Now in its 11th year, the Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) is teaming up with NYC 3D printing shop & service 3D Brooklyn to bring a studio learning and work readiness learning to its students.
Through this partnership, local high school students are taking part in a pre-college design workshop that introduces the group to the design process and 3D printing technology. Aptly named Design Process: From Sketch to Prototype, the class will challenge students to investigate a design problem and use open source 3D drawing software with 3D printing to take their ideas from sketch to a printed 3D model.
3D Brooklyn is a full-service creative collective focused on empowering our local community with product design, 3D printing prototyping, and digital manufacturing services.
The Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) is a 6-week summer program where local youth are mentored by Myrtle Avenue business owners. Launched in 2006 the program enables business owners to get an extra set of hands helping in their businesses and the teens to gain valuable paid summer work experiences while also participating in workshops about financial literacy, resume writing and job readiness.
During this course the students will receive instruction from the three co-founders of 3D Brooklyn, each bringing their own unique talents and professional backgrounds. The crash courses cover ideation, 3D design, first prototypes, design iteration, revised prototypes, 3d printing, and promotion. A similar formula that 3D Brooklyn uses when working with its many designs and prototyping clients in Bushwick, Brooklyn.