A sewing and entrepreneurship program where participants have the opportunity to express their creativity, learn a vocational skill and develop a sense of self-reliance by sewing and selling a product.
Through Sew It Sell It, students design a product and conceptualize a micro business around that product.
The program serves children between the ages of 12 and 16. No prior sewing skills are necessary and all equipment and supplies for the program are provided to students.
In addition to learning the basics of sewing, through a number of workshops led by business professionals and local entrepreneurs, community leaders and university faculty, students learn business and professional skills from branding and marketing, to giving a good pitch.