LA2050 Grants Challenge applications are open now through June 28th, 2024.
2023 Grants Challenge

KazooBadoo- AI-driven Immersive Platform for Experiential Learning

KazooBadoo is a groundbreaking AI-driven K-5 gaming platform that transforms education by allowing kids to actually experience learning in our fantastical immersive world. Our curriculum-driven, story-based interactive games cover a wide range of subjects and enable students with varying learning abilities to improve and excel while having fun. KazooBadoo addresses the growing educational gap due to lack of engagement amongst students, We provide inclusive access to high quality, engaging content to kids of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.


What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

K-12 STEAM Education

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA

West LA

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles


In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Pilot or new project, program, or initiative

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

We are addressing the widening learning gap especially in underserved communities, the lack of content addressing learning differences and challenges. and the growing lack of engagement that is creating frustration amongst educators, kids and parents and causing worsening learning outcomes. Kids learn experientially and teachers lack experiential tools.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

KazooBadoo KazooBadoo combines the power of AI, the magic of animated immersive worlds, and the efficacy of experiential story-based learning to enable students with varying learning abilities to improve and excel while having fun. We are leveraging the power of AI to customize and personalize the learning experience, and our Hollywood expertise in engaging kids to create magical worlds, characters, and stories, that immerse kids in the world they're learning about, empower them to be part of the story and the solution, and engage them in their learning, leading to strong engagement and fantastic learning outcomes. In our school pilots so far, we have seen a 90% retention rate compared to 20% seen in traditional lessons.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

In Los Angeles County, only 30% of students are proficient in math, and only 40% are proficient in English and Literature. And yet, we continue to teach kids through traditional methods while kids today are digital and tech natives who learn experientially. They have shorter attention spans that engage better when interacting than when passively learning. Additionally, LA's diverse socioeconomic population is comprised of different types of learners, and our schools are still mostly built on a 'one size fits all' philosophy. KazooBadoo provides our overworked teachers and our underfunded schools with a tool to effectively engage kids in their learning, and our AI driven personalization will allow each student to learn at their own pace and in the way that they learn best. Our platform also provides teachers and parents with deep metrics on their child's experience and on how they learn, so that they can best support their student.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

We have been piloting our Civil Rights Movement demo lesson quest in schools in home focus groups. Parents, teachers, principals and Kids LOVE KazooBadoo! They are eager to share their learnings, they have been able to apply what they learned about the civil rights movement of 1963 to their world and communities today, and they are asking for MORE CONTENT! In our formal pilots, students demonstrated a 90% retention rate (compared to 20% in traditional lessons.)

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 10,000

Indirect Impact: 10,000,000