Empow Studios wants kids to be excited about the creative power of technology. Through summer camps and after-school programs, they teach kids how to code, edit videos and audio, create 3D animation and even build robots.
"At Empow we like to say that we empower and teach the next generation of creative problem-solvers, engineers and programmers, and we do this through camps and after-school programs, classes and even birthday parties,” said the studio’s founder and CEO Leonid Tunik.
Leonid, who has worked with educational publishers developing math tools and tutorials for high-school and college programs, recognized the need to engage kids with technology and engineering at an early age. In 2013, after seeing an increased demand from parents and kids, he set up Empow Studios at historic Lexington, Massachusetts, and has since expanded to 12 tech camp locations throughout the state.
At Empow Studios, children get to make animated, stop-motion and live action movies, learn computer programming, video game design and robotics. Another popular course is Minecraft, which Leonid considers a really important educational tool. “It takes kids natural curiosity and desire to create something, and it puts it into use through problem solving, gives them challenges in creating different materials, and so it’s a natural medium to teaching kids about engineering and technology,” he added.
During the school year, Empow runs an after-school program at their Lexington location and also has a traveling team of teachers who go out to different locations and teach classes. During the summer, they run camps focused on engineering at pop-up locations throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Empow Studios, a proud user of the Spatially Ads ad-targeting platform, is located at 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA.