Just Right Living Project teaches architecture, engineering, urban design and sustainability to grades 4-9

Just Right Living Project, a nine-week afterschool program for students fourth through ninth grades, teaches architecture, engineering, urban design and sustainability

What: The Just Right Living Project (JRLP / #JRLP16) is a nine-week afterschool program that will engage students in a project-based learning experience. The program incorporates STEM/STEAM careers: math, architecture, engineering, technology, construction, urban planning and sustainability. Students will use sketching and 3D technology to design a just-right sized house for a Detroit neighborhood, based on their family size, career, and other lifestyle requirements.

Who: POWEROrg Math (www.powertheyouth.org), SpaceLab Detroit (www.spacelabdetroit.com) and The Mannik & Smith Group (www.manniksmithgroup.com) collaborated to develop the program. Techtown (www.techtowndetroit.org) is the location sponsor.

Why: In April of 2016, POWEROrg Math and SpaceLab Detroit celebrated Architecture Week with Detroit area students. During the 2-1/2 hour program, students learned ratio and scale, sketching, space planning and 3D design. They enjoyed the short session immensely and asked for a regular program to attend weekly.

Who Should Attend: Detroit area students in the 4th through 9th grade. Limited to 20 students. Parents are invited to sit in at the sessions.

Cost: Family investment is $45 per student. (Valued at $250) A discount is available for two or more students from the same family.

When: Tuesdays, September 13, 2016 through November 15, 2016. There will be a virtual introduction conference call on Saturday, September 10, 2016. We will not meet on November 8 (Election Day).

Where: Techtown, 440 Burroughs St., Suite 370, Detroit, MI 48202

Karen Burton
Building Industry Resources, LLC
Ph. 313.960.4477

LaToniya Jones
Ph. 313.355.0579



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About POWEROrg Math: POWEROrg Math is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to embrace, engage, and empower youth ages 4-16 in Metropolitan communities to increase their confidence, competency, and proficiency with math. Youth (and their families) will be equipped for ongoing success academically, professionally, and better poised to make informed decisions personally and socially.

About SpaceLab Detroit: SpaceLab, LLC inspires creativity, innovation and collaboration in the built-environment community. Through our MeetUp group and planned coworking office space, our vision is to: encourage business growth and encourage a more thoughtful approach to the design, building and real estate lifecycle.

About The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.: The Mannik & Smith Group offers an innovative and solution oriented approach to helping clients complete successful projects by employing creativity to solve problems, maximizing value and reaching cost effective client solutions.

About Techtown Detroit: TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the local economy. TechTown is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in partnership with Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and General Motors Corporation, and is located within the Woodward Technology Corridor SmartZone.

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