"When we think of the powerful training you offer young people, we are reminded of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s visionary words: “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” Your commitment to bringing intensive glass arts and entrepreneurial experiences to students is definitely contributing to a more creative Newark and helping to shape the destinies of each individual with whom you connect. We look forward to your continued growth and success over the next few years..."
With these thoughtful words, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation announced another year of support for GlassRoots' programs and operations. The Dodge Foundation's support exceeds beyond their financial gifts, and for this we are very grateful!
Read more at http://www.grdodge.org/about-us/featured-news/dodge-announces-52-million-in-new-grants/?mc_cid=e1ff1f6603&mc_eid=562da8274e
We’re happy to welcome Rina, a member of our Summer Youth Leadership Corps (YLC), as our guest Tweeter for the next month! This is the third GlassRoots program for Rina, and she wants to share her perspective on our programs! Rina is a rising senior at East Side High School in Newark, and is interested in business and art.
GlassRoots YLC program provides in-depth training on leadership/mentorship skills preparing participants to serve as mentors in an our summer glass-experience program. The YLC is ‘staffed’ by students who have participated in our other long term programs and who are ready to be trained as counselors/mentors.
In this 6-week summer work/internship program high school students receive on-site and OTJ mentorship training and experience that helps ready them for college or the workforce while not losing the gifts and uniqueness of our glass art program. The YLCs create, learn, and grow intellectually, socially and emotionally and can apply this experience to their resumes and school applications. With a focus on developing communication, teamwork, personal identity, professionalism, and project management, the YLCs complete the summer having developed the skills they need to succeed.
Follow Rina on our Twitter and Instagram feeds! Her posts will be marked with an RA!
Are you familiar with the college application process? Been through it before and want to spread your knowledge, and spare some other students some pain?
GlassRoots is seeking a volunteer to assist our GlassRoots/Penland fellows with the college application process. Ideal candidate would have intimate knowledge of the college application process in New Jersey.
Commitment: 2-3 hours to host 1 or 2 information sessions, here in our studios at 10 Bleeker Street, and to be available to the students for follow-up questions via email or phone until the application is completed.
Email Lisa Duggan, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-353-9555, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.