Upon completion of the GlassRoots-Penland Collaborative “launch week, six students officially completed the first offering of this new exciting program. Two of the students have already reported their admission to Rutgers and we anticipate hearing about the other students who applied. In addition to college applications, students completed resumes, biographies, and cover letters for future jobs. Throughout the week students worked with Emma Stein and other staff, photographing the work they completed from Penland -- they even had extra time for students to study and take their drivers written test. The culmination of their experience was a show that students curated together and had a wonderful opening where images they took while at Penland were displayed. Students will now be on their way with pursuing a college career and having regular check-ins with GlassRoots and studio time every month. We are all very proud of the students for having completed this 9 credit program and look forward to seeing how this experience will shape their futures.
The mission of GlassRoots is to ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on under-served youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience.