Each of our youth led businesses enable students to put their creativity, passion and work entrepreneurship acumen to work. It allows them to build a resume, gain real life work experience in art & business, learn financial literacy, leadership & team building skills wihle earning school credits and a paycheck.
February Youth Business Spotlight: Infinite Treasures
Infinite Treasures is our jewelry team. They create handmade jewelry while learning valuable business skills, like how to create a brand and how to sell your product. When you wear an Infinite Treasure, you bring these students closer to their dreams! For the month of February, Infinite Treasures got to create a display to put in the front window of the Youth Interactive Shop. Come by this month to check it out!
All YI students attend minimum twice a week afterschool: Once to meet with their creative, vocational mentors to explore, create and work on their product and once to meet with their business mentors to help learn how to run a real life business.
The Outsider Street Art Mural Team is a partnership program with the City of Santa Barbara that aims to promote more youth led Public Art and help redirect the energy of Santa Barbara graffiti taggers away from vandalizing property to positive endeavors. This program helps young artists capitalize on their creativity for a profit and gain confidence in their ability to become true valued commissioned Public & Gallery artists.