Ad Club Lexington is excited to announce Page One, our newest public service initiative. Through an ongoing partnership with local high schools, our goal is to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in the advertising and design industries, to inspire the next generation of creative professionals, and to provide a network of resources to aid in their success.
To begin, we are partnering with three Lexington high schools: Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek. Not only do these schools have some of the highest BIPOC student populations in the city, they are also leading the way with media arts and design-specific academies — an innovative education model centered around “small learning communities within Fayette County public high schools that allow students to connect what they’re learning in the classroom with real-world applications.” Learn more at academiesoflex.com.
The Page One Creative Library
Books teach. Books entertain. Books inspire. For our first Page One initiative, Ad Club Lexington is curating, purchasing, and donating a collection of design, advertising, and media arts-related books directly to the associated Academies within our partner high schools. And not boring old textbooks, either. We are curating a diverse collection of some of the most vibrant, beautiful, high-quality advertising, design and art books that we can find. We want to build a library of amazing books that inspire the students that open them — the same way books inspire so many of us.
You can help. By supporting the Page One Creative Library, you will be directly impacting the materials and resources available to students. 100% of your donation will go toward the purchase of new, high-quality books to be used in the classroom by academy instructors at our partner high schools.
Have a book suggestion? We’d love to hear it. Want to donate a specific book to the collection? Even better. Let’s chat.
Just the Beginning…
The Creative Library is just the beginning of our partnership efforts with local high schools. We will also be organizing guest speakers, workshops, mentorship and internship opportunities in the coming months. Want to volunteer or get involved? Email our public service director or subscribe to our mailing list below for updates.