The Creativity Shell is planning to build a larger studio space in Kingwood which will be the NEW Creativity Shell Design Center.
When the Design Center is opened, it will offer children a safe space to create. Classes that teach practical skills such as sewing, cooking, designing, writing/reading, media publication and more will be available and children will also learn fundamental skills such as problem solving, perseverance, critical thinking and build confidence and self-esteem at the same time.
The Creativity Shell Design Center will employ mental health therapist who will offer free counseling services to children in need and will also work closely with colleges, universities and apprentiships to offer opportunities to Creativity Shell students who maturate out of programs to move on to higher education and employment opportunities.
The idea of the 1 million Seams to Mend Campaign was fitting because this is the reason why we want to build the Design Center. When we opened our doors almost six years ago to start teaching sewing classes, we did not realize that as we were teaching the children… we were mending them back together at the same time. There are so many children suffering from poor mental health care and our design center will give us a larger space and more professional staff to join our team to provide arts education therapy plus free counseling to children need.
ALL funds from these t-shirts will be donated towards our Youth Mental Health Campaign.