MAGIC CITY MINDS™

MAGIC CITY MINDS™ seeks to create a platform to amplify and conjure creativity in our future innovators. In our programs, students take risks in the creative process, gain skills in critical thinking, and spark the growth of new passions. We collaborate with schools to infuse the arts into the classroom for long-term benefits in artistic and academic growth and increased student engagement. Our teaching artists develop co-designed units and offer weekly instruction to connect big ideas across the curriculum that is specially designed to meet each of our partners’ goals. In these unique partnerships, MAGIC CITY MINDS™ understands the alchemy that is created in classrooms when the inclusion of standards-based arts instruction meets the remarkable potential of young learners. Bring MAGIC CITY MINDS ™ to your school today!

PAST MAGIC CITY MINDS™ Partnerships

MIDFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Learn more about our partnership with Midfield Elementary, AlaQuest Collaborative for Education, and Teaching Artist, Kerri-Noelle Humphrey. This unit explored the basics of dance and movement. Students created original social and emotional education-inspired choreography around the big idea of self-awareness.

Holy Family Cristo Rey

This video highlights our partnership with Holy Family Cristo Rey high schoolers and Teaching Artist, Jahman Hill. Tenth grade students created hip-hop themed poetry about the Revolutionary War and U.S. Constitution. Twelfth grade students in the Criminology class studied hate group symbols before creating persona and Ekphrasis poetry.

The Green Book Project

View the 2022 presentation of The Green Book Project, a collaboration between Bush Hills STEAM Academy, Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative, and the Jefferson County Memorial Project.