(Austin, TX) February 28, 2017 — Austin, TX. Live from SXSW EDU in Austin, TX, bulb Digital Portfolios, the leader in digital portfolio software for students and educators, is honored to have welcomed E4 Youth students and college mentors with their digital portfolios on Tuesday, March 6 in the bulb booth. Through E4 Youth’s Employability Curriculum™ initiative, thousands of teens and young adults have earned scholarships at prestigious design schools and have secured paid employment opportunities. bulb Digital Portfolios is proud to work alongside E4 Youth by providing digital portfolios that easily and beautifully showcase their talent, equipping them for work or continuing education in the 21st century.
“E4 Youth is very fortunate to be partnered with bulb. Our students and creative mentors develop digital creative portfolios on bulb to showcase their creative skills and talent,” said Humberto Perez, education director at E4 Youth, who will also be at the bulb booth for SXSW EDU. “Throughout the school year we encourage and assist students in this process as they showcase videos, music, photos, news stories, poems, visual designs/artwork, school projects that involve creativity and much, much more. We love bulb because it’s simple, clean and intuitive and yet it provides many features that makes creating content engaging, enjoyable and rewarding.”
“E4 Youth and bulb Digital Portfolios share a similar mission – to help students reach their fullest potential. We admire the work Humberto and his team are doing to equip students with every opportunity they need to succeed in the workforce and aim to amplify their great work by providing bulb’s digital portfolio tool,” said Erik Petrik, chief creative officer and co-founder. “Nearly a quarter million students and educators around the world are creating a path to educational and career opportunities through bulb Digital Portfolios. In the last year alone, we have seen bulb users around the world secure scholarships, internships and career opportunity directly through sharing their learning journey in bulb. bulb looks forward to growing their relationship with E4Y in 2018!”
E4 Youth is an Austin-based, non-profit organization founded in 2009. Through partnerships with Austin area schools and educators, E4 Youth helps bridge the gap between underserved youth and creative commercial arts careers. They identify, nurture, and promote talent through training, mentoring and internships.
Uniquely designed for learning at all levels, bulb Digital Portfolios allows teachers and students to document the learning process, encourages peer review, facilitates project-based learning, promotes collaboration and fosters the development of healthy digital citizenship. Curate, create, share and showcase your smarts throughout the semester, the year and over a lifetime.