Imagine teen entrepreneurs presenting their art and defending business plans with passion and power. Envision a young woman gaining the confidence to launch her own bead business and achieve financial security. Feel the pride of an aspiring student earning a full scholarship to college because of the GlassRoots-Penland Fellowship. These stories and countless others like them are the faces of GlassRoots today. GlassRoots empowers thousands of youth to build the skills and confidence they need to succeed, and thousands of adults to stretch themselves and explore their creativity. Each individual who walks through our doors is deeply impacted by GlassRoots’ programs, unleashing their potential through the power of fire and glass.
Learn more about our history and vision for the future in our case statement below: