empower a new generation of creators to design their future with passion and purpose

about us

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Prismatic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to be intentional, mission-driven leaders.  We achieve this mission through career development and entrepreneurship programs focusing on 21st century skill building and a comprehensive approach to self-empowerment.

Prismatic students...

  • identify and leverage their natural strengths,

  • define a mission-statement born from their own passions,

  • and learn the concrete entrepreneurship skills they’ll need to succeed such as marketing, financial literacy, and presentation.  

Prismatic students leave programs not only empowered to envision a bold career, but also with an understanding that they have the power, even at a young age, to make a change in the world around them.  

 

our story 

Prismatic was founded in 2016 by Debra Giunta and the team at Design Dance, an arts education company focusing on social-emotional learning through dance.  After 8 years of seeing the impact of teaching social-emotional learning in Chicago Public Schools, Debra and her team developed Prismatic, a 501c3 aimed at expanding on social-emotional learning goals through a curriculum designed to prepare students for a fulfilling career.  

Alongside a team of public school educators, they launched a series of programs designed to help middle and high school students identify personal and professional mission statements and align their career goals with the impact they’d like to make on the world around them.  Guided by this mission, Prismatic has developed and launched mission writing workshops, in-school social entrepreneurship residencies and, most recently, EvolveHer Future, an educational platform for young women.

View Debra’s TEDx talk on her experience with the first Prismatic program. 

 

our team

The Prismatic team of collaborators is made up of entrepreneurs, artists, performers and public school teachers.  If you're interested in supporting our work as an instructor or volunteer reach out at hello@prismaticmovement.org. 

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