A peer-to-peer, self-directed learning lab dedicated to activating girls imaginations through entertainment, education and community.
The arts are being cut from schools and yet all the research shows (look below!) that when teens creativity and imaginations are fortified, they excel and stay in school longer as well as develop the necessary skills for future success. And girls, well, read the recent articles on the Confidence Gap in women. If we are going to close that, we need to start with teen girls. NOW.
After extensive research and interviews with teens, teachers and education reform experts, we believe that a girls imagination is a right and not a privilege. And, if we dont fight to protect it, the next generation (of women and men) will suffer.
So we pooled our savings and started to build School of Doodle. But we need YOU to finish it and launch the website. Help us empower the next generation of LOUD WOMEN to excel in all the ways we know possible.
And to sweeten the deal, we asked our favorite loud women to make an original doodle that you can own in one form or another. Those women include:
Alice Waters, Arianna Huffington, Courtney Love, Garance Doré, Inez van Lamsweerde, Jenny Holzer, Jules Spector, Julie Mehretu, Karen Kilimnik, Kim Gordon, Kim Hastreiter, Laurie Simmons, Lili Taylor, Maria Kochetkova, Marina Abramović, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Bee, Pussy Riot, Rodarte, Samira Wiley, Sarah Silverman, Sia, Sophia Amoruso, Susan Orlean, Taryn Simon, Vanessa Beecroft, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono
Still on the fence? Then read below and just try to resist us. From non-cognitive skills to Connected Learning to a lot of smart people talking about the importance of imagination (Einstein and President Obama!), its all there. And we think you will agree that science alone didnt put the man on the moon. The first step was the ability to imagine it. So join the fight for girls imaginations!