Strong Roots

Strong Roots is an internship program in which East LA teens learn sustainable art, building, and design skills with guidance from RuckusRoots staff artists.

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Strong Roots is an intensive, hands on opportunity for young people who have expressed an interest in sustainable art and design as a potential career path. Strong Roots was designed as a way to bring professionally-guided experience in the arts to areas of LA where these kids of opportunities are often difficult to come by.

For their final project, the interns combine the skills they learned to create their own sustainable art piece and present it to the community in an open forum.

Skills learned:

Welding
CNC Operation (computer numerical control)
Teamwork and Collaboration
Balance of Independent Work and Guidance
Leadership
Creative Problem Solving
Sustainable Building and Design

 

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