Emarion has found an interest in barbering and attends every week. Students who attend Barbering Club get their own clippers, liners, guards, brushes, disinfection spray, and oil sheen thanks to LOFL funds and private donations.
The class is taught by George Todd who owns Supreme Legacy Barbershop.
Students learn about the importance of sanitizing equipment, the different tools used for barbering, and customer service. Students even get to learn and try barbering techniques on their peers and others who volunteer. In the future students will get the opportunity to take field trips to the instructor's business.
Emarion sanitizes his barbering equipment.
Hair Braiding Club is taught by Lakeesha Worthey from Ace of Braids Hair Studio. Much like barbering, students get their own mannequin head and stylist kit.
The community partners model techniques and the professionalism that is required to be successful in the field.
Mr. Harris says students are buying into the clubs, "There has been nothing but excitement, enthusiasm, and ownership in the program so far."
For most of the students in the sewing club, this is the first time they've ever learned how to sew. The instructor is LaShay Moore from Moore Divahs.
Students have learned how to operate a sewing machine and have started making basic designs. Students have made lounge pants and will design jeans from scratch and a blanket in the future.
Ms. Moore hopes to hold a fashion show later in the year of all the student's designs they're created.
Students get their own sewing kit.