Learn About the Harlem Renaissance

2 Hour Experience at Your Home
Available as one-time or a multi-week series

In honor of Black History Month, Teacher Lauren will guide children through the golden age of the Harlem Renaissance with an educational Experience designed to teach about this important time in history. Children may explore the writings of Zora Neal Hurston and Langston Hughes, paintings of Aaron Douglas, and the sounds of Louis Armstrong, among others. Lauren will instruct on the history of the Harlem Renaissance, and share many of the timeless works of art created during the period by African American artists, writers, musicians, and poets. By listening to audio samples, noticing the many layers of jazz, and researching musicians of the time, children will learn how jazz became a unifier of community and culture. Finally, they'll create their own original works of art, inspired by Harlem Renaissance music and art that continues to influence many modern artists today. Lauren will adapt this Experience for your child based on their ages, reading levels, and interests (eg language arts, performing or visual arts).

About Lauren

Award-Winning Teacher

Educational innovator, award winning teacher, experienced administrator, non-profit founder, and proud mama, Lauren is passionate about teaching. Her decades of experience in education in and out of the classroom and as a Teacher for America alumnus have led her to champion and advocate for innovations in learning, equitable access to education, and developing the whole child. She continues to work closely with children close to home in Colorado, and around the world, with significant contributions to students in Ghana over the past 12 years. Teacher Lauren is exceptional at customizing experiences for the ages, levels, and uniqueness of every child participating.

Lauren is vaccinated against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

Lauren was absolutely fabulous! Great person...felt very comfortable leaving my daughter with her. My daughter loved her and had a fabulous time.

- Cristina S.

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how Lauren led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

- Sarah L.

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Lauren was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

- Lauren G.