This program is for teens who want to work on a special project: crafting items to donate to people in need. I’ve developed sewing patterns for hats, mittens, mitts, scarves and tote bags that teens will sew at one or a series of get-togethers at the library.
This program is based on the following assumptions:
+Making something with your hands is a life-affirming experience, and an important skill that is not taught in school.
+Teen programming with ongoing meetings builds relationships exponentially.
+Teens who are involved in helping the community become people who see themselves as leaders.
The hats, mittens, mitts and tote bags are donated to Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center serving homeless women and children of all ages in Portland.
The duration of this program is flexible. I have taught it as a 2 hour MLK Day of Service project. I have also taught it as a Thanksgiving Break week-long series with different projects each day, and as a 4-month long independent Teen Council service project. Get in touch with me to discuss what would work best for your teens.