Cartoon Network Studios and Exceptional Minds have recently launched a digital-arts mentorship program for people with autism.
The inaugural pilot program will pair more than 20 Exceptional Minds students with Cartoon Network Studios mentors in various fields such as storyboarding and prop design.
The program is a part of Cartoon Network Studios Academy, which provides opportunities for artists to grow personally and professionally both within the studio and community.
An L.A.-based nonprofit training academy and studio, Exceptional Minds offers programs to train autistic artists in the technical and behavioral skills necessary to work in fields such as animation, post-production and visual effects. Read the Entire Article
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At-risk youth have been receiving financial and emotional support from a slew of social enterprises. The youth earn valuable life skills through mentorship, a key component in the social enterprise model. These social enterprises engage youth in training boot-camps and counselling, while receiving profits in return from their respective businesses.
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