The Skills Workshops focus on:
- Skills building in various crafting skills under the guidance of a trained instructor to learn a lifelong skill.
- Financial literacy to learn the steps involved in creating a marketable product and selling it for a profit.
All instruction is conducted in a completely hands on style.
By promoting the values of creative self-expression, self-reliance and entrepreneurial endeavor, the program has a strong therapeutic impact and strives to foster a lasting sense of community, personal identity, develop leadership skills, and nurture the spirit of connection between all people and cultures.
Self-Sufficiency Through Creative Self-Expression.
Started in 2011, as a pilot initiative, this micro-lending program provides training in jewelry-making skills, basic business skills, and financial literacy to promote economic self-sufficiency.
International Sweet and Snacks Made by Local Refugee Women.
Started in 2014, based on the success of the micro-lending model in the context of jewelry making. The women capitalize on existing culinary skills and prepare and sell snacks and sweets from their native countries to the general public.
Providing Entrepreneurial Opportunities to Artisans Around the World.
Started in 2014, this new program expands the BTP model globally by providing entrepreneurial opportunities to women artisans all over the world. Proceeds from sale of products made by the global artisans will support programs for refugee and disadvantaged women who live right here in Louisville, Kentucky, thus creating a global circle of empowerment.
Our Sewing Initiative.
Started in 2014, based on the success of the micro-lending model in the context of jewelry making. Currently offering sewing and alteration services.