With a background in sociology, studio art, metal smithing, graphic design, and business development I identify as a designer, a fabricator, and an entrepreneur. Whether I am creating a jewelry brand, climbing up boulders, designing logos, or working in the wood & metals shop, I am constantly in pursuit of new ideas. Ever curious, I research, refine and chase ideas down to find a resolution. I love to study brands, companies, and the ideas that become integral to our society. I relish the time learning necessary skills to see my dreams to fruition, and am thrilled when new ideas come to life.
I would like to echo something Nicole mentioned. I think this idea is fantastic and in numerous ways will really give these girls a sense of many of the skills required to learn, grow, and sustain their education. I think it would be important to establish a way to show others that they have gained these skills through SWB, similar to a certification.Are you educating them about how they can articulate the things they've learned to others in a way that will help them secure further education or work after they leave the program? I too thought about the future of the program, and what happens after students graduate. I think this idea creates positive impact in such a great way, builds community, and empowers each participant. I hope you get the funding to move this project forward!