We’re finishing an exciting year (our year ends 6/30) here at GlassRoots.
Over 1500 youth and nearly that many adults took classes with us.
Our evaluation process tell us that our youth and young adult programs are impactful – from our brief exposure programs (field trips, single classes), to our long-term youth programs (on-site residencies, our year-long Business and Entrepreneurship and FLAME programs and our summer Youth Leadership Corp), and our workforce development programs for young adults providing paths to careers (Scientific Glassblowing) and supplemental income (Craft Entrepreneurship through the Bead Shop), we’re making a difference.
In September, we’ll be launching our newest post-high program to move emerging young artists on paths to a college education, with our partners at Penland School of Crafts.
So exciting! Happy New Year!