The Child Creativity Lab "Museum-on-Wheels" to Launch on March 3
THE ORGANIZATION WILL PARTNER WITH THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LAGUNA BEACH FOR THE PLANNED CHILDREN MUSEUM'S INAUGURAL EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (February 19, 2014) – After over one year of research, planning, design and development, the Child Creativity Lab (CCL) will begin its first phase of the organization’s launch strategy with the commencement of the CCL Museum-on-Wheels program on March 3, 2014.
The CCL Museum-on-Wheels program brings the educational benefits and excitement of the planned children’s museum directly to children and families in Southern California. This innovative mobile outreach program will begin carrying out the mission and goals of the organization in advance of the doors of the formal museum opening up to the public.
The CCL will collaborate with The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach for this maiden children’s workshop focused on enhancing creativity. “This collaboration will provide even further artistic depth for our club kids to explore their creative potential through bringing in the unique and special experience of a guest artist. The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is honored to be the first site for the CCL workshop, emphasizing the Clubs’ continued commitment to providing a creative environment for our kids to achieve in!” said Emily Murray, Art Director at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach. Children, primarily in the age range of 5 to 11, will experience an environmentally-friendly, educational, and fun time experimenting to create personalized art pieces, called PlasTikobots, made from reclaimed plastics that might otherwise have made their way to our precious ocean waters.
“This is a very exciting time for the Child Creativity Lab. We’re extremely pleased and eager to finally be operationalizing our plans and programs to address the challenges to creativity,” said Peter Chang, founder of the Child Creativity Lab. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner for this groundbreaking event than The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.”
The CCL Museum-on-Wheels program will be the start of an active year for the organization. Following a kick-off event planned for the end of March with key influencers in the Orange County communities, the Child Creativity Lab will initiate the organization’s capital campaign.
ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LAGUNA BEACH
The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach occupies two sites in Laguna Beach; Main Branch and TLC. Together, they offer a nationally recognized and award winning year round enrichment program that focuses on the whole family. From preschool to parenting classes, The Club offers an array of services that focus on academic success, good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles and creative expression. Being an indispensable asset to the families of our community is a time-honored tradition. For over 60 years, The Club strives to support this goal through out-of-school recreation that celebrates the whole child. For more information about The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, visit: www.bgclagunabeach.org or call (949) 494-2535.
ABOUT THE CHILD CREATIVITY LAB
The Child Creativity Lab (CCL) is a planned specialty children's museum that will nurture the creative mindset of our children in the headwinds of the busy lifestyles of working parents, the consuming technology culture of our youth, and standardized testing. The CCL vision is to inspire children to challenge their comfort levels and thereby raising their potential for personal development and contributions to society.
This not-for-profit children's museum is set to open in 2017 and will feature a spacious facility unique for its eclectic array of guided and self-directed creative development stations and exhibits that are safe, hands-on, purposeful, and yet fun, engaging, and similar in excitement level and entertainment value of jump houses and other "pure-play" amusement centers. These experiential activities will center on building creativity, divergent thinking, problem solving, and ability to innovate.
The Child Creativity Lab is fiscally sponsored by Charitable Ventures of Orange County, a 501(c)(3). For general information, visit www.childcreativitylab.org.