Deeper Than Clothing
We work to promote and provide information about Youth Entrepreneurship to our peers. Through this we hope to dismantle Dream Deserts (A system that stops youth from following their dreams due to lack of resources and support) by giving youth a space to express themselves through art, this is our Oasis.
Our Entrepreneurial journey started when we launched our clothing line during the summer of 2017. We create each design with a meaning behind it. This is our we express our creativity and our vision.
Community Pop-Up Model
Using a community lens we were able to create a new model for pop-up shops called Community Pop-Ups (CPU)
Through CPUs, we are able to continue creating Oasises throughout the year that provides safe and inlcusive spaces, space for youth to connect with one another across neighborhood boundaries and spaces for youth to cultivate talent, passion and leadership
At our CPUs we host events like open mics, movie nights, sip and paints, and more.
We also hire youth throughout the year with contracts/stipends to either give small business experience or pay them for their services that include; djing, photographer, cooking and more!