Members ages 12 to 16 may apply for Arts Entrepreneurship programs in dance, fashion design, and glass arts. Youth in each program learn business skills such as budgeting, event planning, marketing, customer service, fundraising, and more importantly teamwork while working with peers to accomplish goals. Entrepreneurship programs also provide youth with soft and hard skills important for obtaining employment in the future.
All programs require a commitment for the length of the school year from and participants may only choose one program.
Contact Donna Woodson by email or at for inquiries.
GIRL'S FASHION DESIGN
Girls in the Fashion Design program learn to sew, design, and construct unique clothing using custom fabrics. They also develop business expertise by selling their finished products. They learn important information about the fashion industry and learn how to coordinate photo shoots displaying their unique designs.
Youths in this program express themselves through different forms of dance including hip-hop, ballet and modern. Participants will also perform in self-booked community events around the city.
BOYS GLASS ARTS
Young men in the Glassarts program learn to design, construct, and customize fine glass art pieces. Through a partnership with Diablo's in Roxbury youths get hands-on experience learning from professionals who enjoy teaching their craft. Finished products are sold at our Kiosk in Fanueil Hall Marketplace and online through our Etsy page.
Bird Street Community Center
500 Columbia Road
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125
School Year Hours
Mon - Thu 2pm - 8pm Friday 2pm - 9pm
Summer Activity Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - 8pm