My students need sewing machines to learn a skill that could lead to a career choice.
We are a Title 1 school that is a STEAM, project-based learning experience. 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch, and the after school program feeds them dinner. Families struggle to provide the bare necessities.
The students in my school are eager learners and love to explore new learning opportunities.
Empowering students through art by using textiles while sewing would be one such learning opportunity. Since poverty is prevalent in our district, many students do not have opportunities to learn to sew outside of the school day. We now have clubs for students to explore topics that are of interest to them.
The families in my district and school have little money to purchase items outside the basic necessities to live. By learning to sew, they will be able to learn a life skill that could lead to a career.
Many of our students are interested in fashion and learning to sew would help them explore their creative side.
Sewing is a skill that can lead to a career in the textile industry. They can utilize math skills when making fabric decisions. It can lead to a sense of accomplishment and positive self-image. They can help out the family by repairing ripped clothing or using old clothing to create a quilt to be used on their bed.
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