In Season 5, Episode 13 of the Boss Uncaged Podcast, S.A. Grant sits down with the Founder of The Day Dreamer Academy, Nicholas Hoo.
Across his 16 years of digital media experience, Mr. Nicholas Hoo has worked with global brands such as BET, Nike, NCAA, The World AIDS Foundation, and more. His most notable clients range from political consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. A multi-talented media professional, Mr. Hoo has the unique ability to blend digital media, science, and education to create compelling content for students.
In 2015, Mr. Hoo realized his long-held passion– using media to educate and entertain K-12 students. His first project, B.A.M.M. (or Business and Money Matters) was a television series that taught entrepreneurship and business skills to middle school students. Mr. Hoo was instrumental in the content development, creative direction, and overall execution of the standards-aligned program. The series would later be adopted for implementation by Camp Exposure, a program of the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute.
In 2016, Mr. Hoo published Project A.R.K.S., the first book series developed and implemented as a STEM enrichment program. In collaboration with his team of educational partners, launched The Daydreamer Academy in Georgia elementary schools. The STEM-focused graphic novel series was designed to help students (who were much like himself) embrace the power of both science and creativity. Since then, Mr. Hoo has collaborated with multiple Georgia school districts to produce the series–which now includes four books–and is currently used as study guides.
Widely known as the adult who “speaks kid,” Mr. Hoo believes that fun and creativity should be at the heart of all educational experiences.