Jason LaFay – Transforming the American High School for the Creative Economy




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The DeWitt Creativity Group (DCG) is an affiliated organization of DeWitt High Schoolstudents teachers parents and others interested in promoting student creativity as acatalyst for the development of the new economy in Mid Michigan. Here is a partial list of someof the past and present activities of the DCG: *organized and executed two successful youtharts fairs (River Bash) in Downtown DeWitt in 2008 and 2009 (average attendence for bothevents was 700 people) * Secured the use of a building in Downtown DeWitt to create an arts andtechnology business incubator *Assisted in the launch of a Indigo Productions a studentvideo production business *Organizing a Creative Teachers Summit that will showcaseinnovative programs by local school districts in the following: alternative energy entrepreneurialism graphic design fashion arts outreach bio-sciences robotics etc. *Working on making the city of DeWitt a Michigan Mainstreet Community *AssistingDeWitt Township with its rebranding campaign

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