Women Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development PrograM

The Women Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development Program (WELD) is a 12 week curriculum that focuses on building confidence and artistic skills, and connecting participants with mentors for continued support.

Since the start of 2016, each cohort participates in units ranging from bead making, sewing, creative arts, and music and dance. Upon graduation, girls are given product materials to help start businesses and connected with mentors for ongoing coaching.

This project is self-funded. The graduation serves as both a celebration of the girls' success and as an auction. Proceeds from each auction fund the WELD program for the next cohort.