DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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Taos STEAM Academy
Taos STEAM Academy. A teen fueled, innovation incubator dedicated to providing real-world, best-in-class, STEAM skills enrichment and rigorous code development opportunities for Taos County youth.
TSA projects include implementing GOOGLE CS First and Hour of Code STEM enrichment in Taos County Municipal elementary schools and SEE Something. SAY Something. a suicide prevention campaign and mobile app to raise awareness, engage teens, and support local and national services providing crisis intervention.
TSA provides program/project management, mobile concept and app development, STEAM coaching and in-school/community engagement. Community partner relationships: Verizon Foundation, Taos Municipal Schools, Crisis Text Line, New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, El Centro Family Health, DreamTree Project, Taos Milagro Rotary Club, Twirl Taos, True Kids 1, Taos Alive, KNCE 93.5FM, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, and Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
Jay Daniels aka RDiiO. Producer. DJ. Photographer. Videographer. Graphic Designer Extraordinaire. Atlanta-born and #DanielsSTRONG, RDiiO sees his music and art as the foundation of a life filled with passion, creativity, focus and purpose.
Nikesha Breeze is an interdisciplinary painter, sculptor and performance artist. Nikesa is currently preparing for a solo exhibition of new oil paintings, Within This Skin, at the Harwood Museum of Art, in Taos, New Mexico.
Jason Rodriguez is a print maker with a unique vision for his new 555Taos gallery: to be a multi purpose art venue that combines studio production, demonstration and exhibition, cultivating an environment that promotes many art forms and to leverage that artistic range to create prints that push the boundaries of their mediums.
Agnes Chavez is a new media artist, educator, and co-director of The PASEO. She collaborates with artists, programmers and youth, combining data visualization, sound and projection art to create participatory experiences for festivals, museums and community spaces.