The Creativity Shell is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts and other trade classes to students in public libraries, schools and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Our classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills.
By Donating $1 to the #ONECSHELL campaign, you help to save Creativity in the Education System. The Creativity Shell will use your donation to reach out to more schools, public libraries and shelters that rescue children from homelessness, poverty, trauma and human trafficking to offer creative educational programs.
Thirty years ago, home economics programs such as sewing, cooking and shop classes were a standard part of the education system. Today, most home economics programs have been removed from schools and many children are not learning these skills at home.
When the Creativity Shell began teaching sewing/textile arts classes in local schools we were faced with a larger crisis that we initially imagined. One of the biggest challenges we are facing with our programs is the lack of practical skills among the students we are teaching. In our classes, we have high school students who cannot tie their own shoelaces, students cannot cut fabrics with scissors, they cannot thread needles and many cannot fix a button if it were to fall off their shirt. Furthermore, the lack in their ability to use practical skills adds to extreme frustration and poor problem-solving skills and decision-making skills.
To help prepare students for the future, the Creativity Shell uses our classes to teach children essential life and practical skills. Our team is made up of creative people within the community who poses artistic skills and plenty of patience to gradually pass their skills on to the students we teach.
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