Comic Book Classroom (CBC), a Denver-based nonprofit designed to help promote literacy through pop culture announced it has partnered with the City of Denver to provide supporting curricula for this summer’s Youth One Book, One Denver program.
Modeled after Denver’s citywide book club, One Book, One Denver, Youth One Book, One Denver is designed to engage kids in literacy and support summer reading. The program reaches approximately 2,500 kids between the ages of nine and 12. Through the program, CBC will provide various curricula ranging from one-day studies involving critical thinking and the arts, to a multi-week curriculum in which students will create an entire comic book around various subject matter and characters.
Once the book is finished, the book will be announced on the City of Denver’s website and on Comic Book Classroom’s digital media on June 17th.
“CBC has been putting the pieces in place for a number of months so that we can execute on partnerships such as this one with Youth One Book, One Denver,” said Illya Kowalchuk, CBC’s director of education. “This is the first in a number of programs we’ll be rolling out to engage kids with pop culture on a large scale.”
On a fun side note, Comic Book Classroom is actually the brain behinds Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), Entering its third year, the Denver Comic Con (DCC) is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media.
Stay tuned for the book announcing on June 17th!