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 building a comprehensive set of 21st century skills.
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.
Teen entrepreneurs from CPS hear from our panel of mission-driven leaders at our EvolveHer Future full-day leadership bootcamp.
Entrepreneurship in the Arts students at Dyett High School for the Arts share their project plans.
Bailey Dodds (WeWork) and Israel Pate (SAIC) visit our students to share stories of powerful leadership through community development.
Prismatic founder Debra Giunta shares her leadership story with Prismatic students.
Write Your Mission students completing their Identity Wall.
Actors Sara and Jon Sevigny share their mission to Prismatic students.
What is influencer marketing? Prismatic students learn from professionals at IZEA.
Prismatic's Insight for Kids card game helps us find our strengths.
Spring 2018 Write Your Mission students finding their strengths.
Students at Dever Elementary create their mission mural.
Prismatic was founded in 2016 by Debra Giunta, a lifelong dancer who combined her passion for the arts with an interest in business development to launch and grow Design Dance, an arts education company building access to the arts for over 3000 students each season through community partnerships for over 10 years.
Debra's work as a social entrepreneur in the arts particularly in working with young people brought to light how infrequently we discuss mission and impact with students when we talk about their future careers. She also found that despite her lack of business training, her creative background in the arts was her greatest asset as an entrepreneur. In an effort to inspire a new generation of arts entrepreneurs, Prismatic's foundational residencies focus on mission driven entrepreneurship for artists specifically.
Prismatic programs give students like Debra, with a drive towards creativity and social impact, a launchpad for their future career.
View Debra’s TEDx talk on her experience with the first Prismatic program.
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 email@example.com.