New Young Makers Program @ WW
Meet our our Fall 2022 cohort and our new Young Makers!
Would Works is thrilled to be partnering with Jovenes, an impactful homeless service organization for transition age youth in Los Angeles County:"A home and family for those without," Jovenes helps youth, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness. Their staff works deeply with youth focusing on not only their needs for housing, but also healthcare, education, employment and trauma recovery.
This Fall, as we welcome five new young makers from Jovenes into our Beginner Builder cohort, we join Jovenes' continuum of care by providing unhoused youth with employment, job training, healing craft and community.
In addition to receiving paid training in woodworking, the young makers also connect to other job opportunities in the field through a series of field trips and studio visits;They gain sales and marketing experience through pop up events;They have the opportunity to share their new skills with the community via our public workshops programs;All while building a positive, supportive and lasting creative community.
Thank you to the California Arts Council!
With the support of JUMP StARTS, a generous $50,000 grant we received from the California Arts Council this month, our new Young Makers Program and our partnership with Jovenes will now become an ongoing part of our programing. The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and/or mentorship for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24.
Through our recent partnership with Jovenes and with the support of the California Arts Council, we strive to uplift and support these at-promise young people–to help them achieve their creative potential, vocational goals, educational pursuits, stable housing and stable productive lives.