The George Foreman Youth Center has been known for the last 25+ years as a “go to” place to exercise and enhance boxing skills. In the last two years, the children and siblings of center members have been waiting at the center without age appropriate activities to help them pass the time. Frustrated with watching children play on their phones and tablets, Foreman saw the opportunity to transform unused space at the center into a creative space for the children and reached out to the Creativity Shell to help inspire the kids!
Students at the Youth Center will learn to use sewing machines, dye fabrics, up-cycle clothing and more. As the program develops, students will also benefit from a range of textile experts who will teach special workshops to help pass on their creative trades to the next generation.
The Creativity Shell will also launch an adult sewing/textile vocational training program for adults at the Youth Center. Successful completion of the adult program will open the door for students to become sewing/textile teachers at the Creativity Shell and pass on their knowledge to other students in the neighborhood.
The Creativity Shell textile program will open at the George Foreman Youth Center on Tuesday evenings from 4:30PM – 5:30PM starting February 9, 2016. All students registered for this program will also have the ability to showcase their designs in the Creativity Shell’s annual Fashion show at the Children’s Museum of Houston in May 2016.
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