Mark Hair, 12Comics

12Comics Literacy Support Program For Children

While I was at the Black Comic Book Festival I saw this awesome educational program for kids by a company called 12Comics. I had a long talk with the company’s executive director Mark Hair all the features of their program. I was blown away at what their doing to help the youth use their mind in creative way. In the video above Mark tells us all about this awesome program, check it out!
Mark Hair, 12Comics
About 12Comics:

12Comics is a unique Interdisciplinary Literacy Support (ILS) service for children, youth and adults. 12Comics is currently the only organization in the nation that uses the creation of a superhero, custom comic book and custom trading card game as instructional tools. These tools support literacy by allowing students to read comics, write their own comic, and engage mathematical principals through a custom trading card game. Motivated by the unique method of creating customized professional comics and card games, students are more apt to engage subject material that they otherwise would not find interesting at all. The program also insures that students increase their knowledge in the natural sciences and history, while developing their vocabulary, leadership and oral communications skills. Additional points of emphasis are: tactile learning and creative expression of both positive and negative energy. Classes have also been geared toward special education students, seniors, and troubled youth.

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