GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

​Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit (YES) Program

Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit (YES) is an art and entrepreneurship program designed exclusively for high school students.

Making glass art – glassblowing, fusing and flamework – is the catalyst to teach students the fundamentals of business development and management.

Making glass art  – glassblowing, fusing and flamework – is the catalyst to teach students the fundamentals of business development and management.

YES students will make:

  • Drinking glasses in the Hot Shop
  • Flowers in the Hot Shop
  • Stained glass art
  • Jewelry
  • Decorative works

As they hone their new craft, students learn how to market and sell their products. At the end of the program, they may have the opportunity to sell their one-of-a-kind glass creations.

Our goals are to inspire youth to dream big, ignite their imagination, learn new creative skills, and envision a craft business from modeling to marketing. They will work collaboratively with new friends and fellow young artist-entrepreneurs.

YES students will:

  • Learn basic business concepts
  • Receive hands-on training in glass art-making
  • Discover opportunities for creative entrepreneurial skills and careers
  • Become familiar with budgeting, business licensing, start-up costs and fabrication expenses
  • Learn marketing strategies
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Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit

Program Details

This program is open to all area high school students. Classes are on-site in our Newark studios. Students must attend and participate consistently to remain in the program.

Learn more about the YES Program from GlassRoots’ Executive Director Carol Losos, featured on NJ Business Beat.

Spring Semester

Program Dates: Wednesdays, January to May 2024

Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Deadline for Application: Rolling

Cost: Free to all Newark students. The tuition for Non-Newark students is $800 per semester. Scholarship information is available upon request.

Questions? Contact Program Director, Michelle Knox

Funding for this program is provided by Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Home Community Fund, S. Irving and Anne Nevard Sherr Foundation, Common Sense Fund, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Jockey Hollow Foundation, Turrell Fund, and generous individual donors.