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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Christiana Lafazani


There are many programs throughout the world and in the state of Virginia that have been developed to change the outlook of youth on a broader spectrum. Youth in at risk communities face a different set of parameters and are often mislabeled as "bad kids". Many of these youth simply need an environment filled with positive energy. This redesign will create an environment that guides through intuition and the understanding of angles and markers that are considered universal in all languages. The space will open up a world that is non-institutional and without the normal boundaries and pressures of typical grading system. The education center will cultivate healthy habits for learning that can carry them on to community colleges, universities and the eventually the workforce.


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Date of Submission

May 2014