Inneract Project is currently seeking Mentors and Teachers as volunteers for their upcoming 2014 Design Academy! It's a great chance to get into the teaching-side of design and design principles.

Here's the link to their volunteer posting:

For more information, you can see the information BELOW or contact me Char Naguit, Volunteer Management Chair of Inneract Project directly at


What is Youth Design Academy (YDA)?
YDA is an 8-week program for inner-city middle school students. As an IP Volunteer Teacher, you will work with a team of designers to help our nonprofit mission of providing a fun and well-rounded design education to inner-city middle school students. Our program strives to inspire young people to pursue higher education and to consider design as a viable career opportunity.

Locations: Academy of Art Univ. (SF), California College of the Arts (Oakland campus)
Compensation: Stipend available

Lesson preparation: Feb 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014
Teaching Commitment: March 8, 2014 - April 26, 2014 (Sat only)
Reception: May 10, 2014

- Co-teach a total of 8 Saturday classes, 9:30am -1:30pm.
- Meet with the IP education committee to prepare for classes. (3-4 Saturdays in February)
- Design and prepare lesson plans and student activities
- Reflect on teaching practices and respond to feedback
- Present completed student design work and recap of the experience at IP reception.

Who would be a good fit?
- Design professionals with knowledge of design principles and practical understanding of design and a passion for collaborating with the community at large.
- Previous teaching and/or mentoring experience (working with 11 to 14 year age group a plus).
- Presentation and organization skills with the dedication to work with youth.
- Openness to feedback and willingness to take personal responsibility.

Folks interested in being Volunteer Teaching Assistants are encouraged to apply as well.
- No stipend for TA positions
- Shorter and more flexible time commitments
- Photography skills preferred

To learn more & apply
Please complete this short application
Learn more about Inneract Project
Our programs include the Youth Design Academy, Learning Labs and the “Designed” Video Series. More info available at


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