“Better way to Live – Jewelry Making Classes!”
In Manchester, Wallace Sapp led an 8-week summer enrichment program at the Manchester Growing Together Garden for more than 20 local youth most at-risk of entering the criminal justice system. This art-based program provided hands-on jewelry making learning opportunities for youth, as well as an introduction to related business practices such as planning and managing production, overseeing marketing operations, and administration.
“The neighbors saw that how the program created a good atmosphere for learning in the environment and that creating a hands on learning experience is valuable for students.” said project leader Wallace Sapp. “When the jewelry-making was at the garden, people stopped by and joined in. Our place became like a neutral zone. There was a strong sense of community because people came over and were interested.”