A sophomore in the Viera High School, Slayde Kerner is enrolled in the Academy Communication Art and Design program, Advanced Honors Program and the Digital Design Club. In 7th grade, he created an After-School Computer Club in a local school and began teaching over 50 students per week. He has since opened CraftingEducation Academy a STEM non-profit educational charity focusing on various software programs to enrich the lives of our youth through technology and innovation. The Academy is designed to be focused on the individual student to create an interactive, inspiring environment using various digital media such as 3D Solid works, Photoshop and MinecraftEdu.
The core of the program is the Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy consists of a select group of students that are mentored to develop the skills to become the group “leaders.” These leaders take on the responsibility to assist in instruction, design programs, develop curriculums and contribute to the learning of others; ultimately giving them the opportunity to apply for a partial scholarship.
CraftingEducation Academy offers classes at the main location and is currently in 5 schools as an After School Enrichment Club. Additionally, we have joined the Brevard County Sherriff’s Athletic League or PALS program to provide technology to the underprivileged youth throughout Brevard county.
My goal at CraftingEducation is to provide all youth the opportunity to be experienced in business skills, responsibility, commitment, and to become the next group of entrepreneurs.