The Lightning Thief

FREE Online Summer Book and Movie Club

Join Our Online Club:

• Reading The Lightning Thief

• Online Message Board Discussions

• Streaming the Movie

• Live Panel Discussions with Lightning Thief Experts

• Create a Radio Play of one of the Book Scenes


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TK1 After-School Programs 2023-24

updated September 7, 2023

As TK1 now sits in a brand-new youth facility just down the road from Taos HS at La Posta Plaza, our new after-school programs for the 2023-24 school year include:

The TK1 Youth Council. Mondays 3-4:30pm.

The Digital-Media Lab. Tuesdays 3-5pm.

Queerious. Mondays 4:30-6pm and Thursdays 3-5pm.

The Doc Lab. Thursdays 3-4:30pm.

Maker’s Space & Student Squad. Tues-Fridays 3-5pm.

The Photo & 3D-Print Lab. Tuesdays-Fridays, 3-6pm.

Make Some Noise!!! Wednesdays 3:15-5pm.

To encourage participation of ALL students from across our community, After-School Programs offered at TK1 HQ are FREE OF CHARGE.

The TK1 Youth Council. Come and Change our World, with TK1’s ED, Sandy Campbell. This after-school program is for juniors and seniors (with exceptions made for exceptional sophomores) who wish to participate in core discussions about Taos, high school life, local policy-making, amplifying youth voice, and more. Council members lead production of their own video entries for our Future Dialogues, with the next being The Future of our Forests (December 14, 2023 at the TCA). Select students will work on unique video assignments, interviewing elected officials, covering local events as part of our Broadcast Internship with The Taos News, and so much more… Every Monday 3-4:30pm with other days as drop in. We have one or two seats still available for this school year. Started August 21, 2023.

Digital Art Lab with TK1’s Director of Media, Pete Monro. This drop-in space allows students aged 12 and up to learn key video, animation, and illustration techniques, taking their own projects forward under expert tutelage, and of course with routine access to our professional Production Studio. Interested participants will have the opportunity to join TK1 Productions, and make fee-for-service videos for clients across Taos County. Every Tuesday 3-5pm. Starts Tuesday, September 5 2023.

Queerious, with TK1’s Productions Program Officer, Dani Cervantes. This is an open, safe space where teens can be exactly who they are, be called what they want to be called, and thrive through music, podcasts, video, talk shows, poetry and dance, and much more… In this program, students will share and discover, and through storytelling address gender roles, sex assigned at birth, gay/straight interactions in social gatherings, stigma, appearance, and so much more. We want to create above all a healthy space where students can be themselves and have a strong supportive group of friends, with a key goal being the development of healthy relationships — with themselves, and with in a society that often marginalizes them. Now twice a week: Mondays 4:30-6:00pm and Thursdays 3-5pm. Ages 12 and up.Thursday, September 7 2023.

Partially supported by Awesome Without Borders!

Computer Shop and Student Squad with TK1’s Director of Technology and STEM, Bill Hood. This drop-in program allows students to explore and play with the tools and technology in our Digital Technology Center. Want to learn how to build or fix a computer? Want to learn how to code? How to make amazing 3-D prints? Want to get paid to do any or all of this? Join us. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3-6pm. Starts Tuesday, September 5th. Ages 13 and up.

With support from the New Mexico Broadband Equity Fund

Make some Noise!!! with guest instructor, Miles Bonny. This drop-in program allows students to record themselves (make an album, cut a single!), to learn the arts of music production and recording (be a producer!), play with our beat-making machine, and learn how to DJ and spin. Wednesdays 3-5pm. Starts Wednesday, September 13th. Ages 12 and up.

The Doc Lab with TK1’s Director of Media, Pete Monro. This drop-in program allows students to learn the key arts of making a documentary film. We are in the midst of shooting and then editing our major documentary on teen mental health, and there remain several spaces for stuednts who want to learn how to operate cameras, lighting and sound, editing, asking interview questions, and of course, making their own short docs. Thursdays 3-5pm. Starts Thursday, September 7th. Ages 12 and up.

The Photo & 3D-Print Lab. This entirely student-run, entrepreneurial group meets four times a week, Tuesday-Friday afternoons from 3-6pm. Students learn how to take photographs in various situations, take portraits, and then print them on our professional printer for paying clients. Coming in October is the opportunity for students to learn how to create 3D parts for local businesses. This has already started, and there is space for 1-2 more students. Ages 14 and up.

After-School Programs are Supported by:

And through grants from the Skygazer Annual Fund, La Plaza Endowment Fund, and the Community Education Endowment Fund.


Thank you for your support.

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