Eleven students at St. Johns High School participated in Engaging Creative Minds’ Arts Leadership Institute in the Fall of 2021 thanks to the generous support of Arts, Etc. The program provided afterschool enrichment to students where they learned entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and leadership skills! Over the course of the eight-week program, students created their own arts-based businesses and showcased their final products at a holiday market where they used marketing skills and salesmanship to sell their products to the public.
Products included original graphic designed T-shirts, clay pottery, custom anime portraits, block printed holiday postcards, knitted pot holders, paintings, and more. In addition to gaining entrepreneurial experience, students demonstrated increased confidence in their capabilities. Many thanks to Arts, Etc. for supporting this program and helping these amazing students showcase their talent and potential!