We're always checking to make sure our programs are having the impact we intend -- on some days the evidence jumps out at us. One of our Business and Entrepreneurship students opened up to Jason recently about the many obstacles that she has gone through in the last few years; suffice it to say she has had a tough time. Over the last few months, we watched her really fall in love with hot glass; it has totally consumed her life – giving her a focus and pushing out those bad experiences. She watches videos in her spare time and doodles glass designs on paper. After some contemplation about her experience at GlassRoots, she decided to visit a university in upstate New York known for its glass art program..
Here’s the news: She has been accepted into their art program, and now plans to continue studying glass art. This summer she will be also taking advantage of a scholarship offered by our wonderful partners at Urban Glass to learn the techniques of neon through the talented artist, Leo Tecosky. Some days just make ours smiles bigger.