The Switch workshop effectively empowers opportunity youth giving them the motivation and tools necessary to connect with and benefit from training as a path to succeeding in the workforce.
It’s not a substitute but a complement to existing training programs. Why? As we say in Texas, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”
At the intersection of art and technology the two afternoon Switch workshop combines a proven set of questions to look inward, activities of one hour or less, and guest speakers with whom they can identify, enabling opportunity youth to switch into a success mindset.
To achieve scale all components are available in English and Spanish, and have been designed to be combined and adapted by any community in North America.
Successful workshops held at the National Museum of Art in Mexico City and the Museum of Art in Dallas have paved the way for the first workshop to be led by a community in November of 2023 at Olinala, Mexico.
In the spring of 2024 a Switch workshop will be held at an esports facility in Duncanville, Texas (Dallas Fort Worth metro area) to apply all lessons learned and fine tune the replication model.