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Copyright Big Gigantic 2016

A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation 2017 Project!

The Mission

 

Over 2017 Big Gigantic partnered with Denver’s Youth On Record to build out, update and support instruction for a stationary computer lab.

- A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation raised a total of $50,000 in 2017 for Youth on Record!

- Youth On Record organizers expressed a need for an updated stationary computer lab to teach digital music production.

- ABGDFoundation provided the following items to YOR to build out a state of the art computer lab:

  • 5 Stationary iMac desktops | with Ableton Licenses & Adobe Creative Cloud installed

  • 5 Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Controllers

  • 3 Custom desks & 5 chairs

  • 1 year's salary for Open Lab Instructor

" Music & art programs are disappearing from Colorado schools and which means many kids are left without a creative outlet in school! That is something deeply saddening to us. We are so proud to give to Denver's youth who would otherwise not have access to cutting-edge technology, and resources needed to be competitive employees in the creative and music industries, by helping to train and support the next generation of engineers, producers and musicians!  A permanent computer lab at Youth on Record will be an invaluable tool for Colorado's future young music makers; we're proud to team up with our fans to make it a reality!"

 

We are proud to announce that as of May 2018 the Big Gigantic Computer Lab at Youth on Record has been completed!

Before

After

Youth On Record

  • YOR provides critical for-credit courses, out-of- school programming and economic opportunities to the most under-resourced young people in Denver; by training and supporting the next generation of engineers, producers and musicians

  • YOR’s students represent a key demographic who, would otherwise not have access to cutting- edge technology, and the resources needed to be competitive employees in the creative andmusic industries.

 

A Big Gigantic Difference

  • After years of hosting #ABigGiganticDifference community service initiatives around the country, Big Gigantic started A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation in 2016, raising money for a local charity in every market they played

 

  • While smaller donations are important, large donations are most valuable and make the greatest impact for a non-pro t’s cause

 

  • In 2017, the money raised by ABGDFoundation will go toward a single Project. This year we’ve partnered with Youth On Record to give back in a big way to Denver’s student musicians

 

The Space

 

  • YOR’s Youth Media Studio in the heart of Denver, is the anchor tenant in the award-winning, LEED- certi ed La Mariposa revitalization project of the Denver Housing Authority.

 

The 4,000SF Space includes:

 

The Poetry Kiva | a centralized gathering space Production Lab | a rotating space use to t education needs day to day
Recording Studio | state of the art multi-room space

The Need

 

  • Over the years Youth On Record has seen a lot of their laptops lost or slowed down.

 

  • The years-old PC laptops have become out dated and unable to successfully run the production programs the students are learning on

 

  • A stationary Computer lab customized to the space would provide YOR with more reliable and secure machines for music production

 

  • Salary for part time lab instructor: Mace, YOR’s amazing Program Coordinator, who will be overseeing the computer lab is the rst student- turned-sta member!

 

The Project

 

Big Gigantic Computer Lab at Youth On Record!

ABGDFoundation’s 2017 Project will provide:

5 | Stationary iMac desktops | with Ableton Licenses & Adobe Creative Cloud installed
5 | Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Controllers

3 | Custom desks & 5 chairs

Salary for Open Lab Instructor for 1 year