Access, opportunity, empowerment, and agency. As a space that encourages self-directed learning and self-efficacy, Shifting Rhythms aims to create experiences in which students take control of their own learning pathways. Operating at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and arts drives us to foster creativity alongside developing twenty-first century skills, which allow youth to explore their interests and creative potential.
We work to design and develop with Coahoma County youth, not for them. We do frequent co-design activities and feedback sessions to keep the project on track.
The project is community-owned and driven by local passion, youth volunteers, and community leaders. We emphasize the roles of our partners, and seek to promote ownership and agency for youth.