Elementary, Middle School and High School educational institutions continue to slash budgets for the arts and sciences and focus more and more on standardized testing. Universities lead this trend, enforcing rote memory learning instead of inspiring students to succeed through exploration and failure.
Gangplank Junior exists to allow students to learn and explore with the freedom to fail. We take education back to its roots, encouraging real world, hands on learning with experienced professionals. Here, students have the opportunity to learn directly from the people in the trenches, those cutting new paths in the creative and technical fields. No tests, no techniques that only help a student succeed on one particular assignment, Gangplank Jr encourages children to use their imaginations to problem solve, create solutions and implement them, without the pressure of performance.
In addition to educating our youth in the arts and sciences, Gangplank Jr promotes overall child development. We believe a healthy child works harder and can more easily stay in step with their peers. As a result, we host activities that keep kids active and promote healthy lifestyle choices at a young age