Pixel Academy seeking funds to build 'a place to call home' and teach technology to kids

Pixel Academy, an educational program that teaches courses on technologically-focused topics like video game design at locations around New York City, is hoping to raise $20,000 to create "a place to call home," according to a description on the crowdfunding website Fundable.

Pixel Academy has been operating out of libraries, museums and other ad hoc classrooms to teach kids technologies that "traditional schools aren't able to provide like video game design, 3D printing, Arduino programming, app development, film making, music writing, and so much more," the Fundable website reads.

Pixel Academy will use the funds to establish a home base, where kids primarily from 8 to 18 can drop in and learn at any time.

"If we just had a spot, we could get some tables and chairs and start offering classes every day of the week," founder Mike Fischthal told Venture Beat.

Check out the video above to see Pixel Academy's courses in motion. You can find out more and donate to the program here.

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