What is refortify? refortify is a design competition where teams of 5-6 people work with local youths enrolled in the after-school program at the Salvation Army Kroc Center to create forts constructed of donated materials. Through this event, our purpose is to service the bedding and clothing needs of our neighbors as well as provide an opportunity for the kids to learn about viable career opportunities in the arts and design world.The refortify team teaches a brief curriculum in which these kids learn about the design process and how they can see their concepts become a creation.
How it works:
- refortify team works with kids from the afterschool program to teach them about concept, design, collaboration and to create their own fort concepts.
- Your team of 5-6 designers/architects/etc collect materials to build the fort based on the concept given to you. The materials used can be donated or purchased.
- Teams are paired with 2-3 kids to help their creation come to life during the 'build day'
- refortify reception is held to showcase all designs.
- All materials and money collected will be donated to the Salvation Army Kroc Center on behalf of the participants.
- Category awards will be given: More information to follow
When and Where?
OFS Brands Furniture Showroom-
- Build- 3/8/2016 : Time TBD - Teams construct their forts with their assigned "little architects"
- Play- 3/9/2106 : 3:30pm to 5:00pm - The "little architects" are invited with friends and family to come experience and play in their forts
- View- 3/9/2016 : 5:30pm to 8:00pm - Industry event- Reception is held for everyone to view the forts and mingle