White Family Foundation funds Scholarships

White Family Foundation funds Scholarships

Thanks to the White Family Foundation, The Steel Yard will be operating the biggest summer youth program in our history!  Every year, we host week-long educational summer camps in Metals and Jewelry for youth ages 14 through 18.  The Foundation has generously awarded us close to $10,000 to provide scholarships for youth to attend Camp Metalhead (welding) and Camp Copperhead (jewelry) in July 2020.

Camp Metalhead offers the opportunity to rip through steel with gas torches – and teaches how to fuse it back together with a 10,000-degree electrical arc. 

Camp Copperhead sees students sawing, filing, soldering scoring and bending their way to their own jewelry designs. 

And once the week-long camp is over?  All participants can come to open studio sessions – free of charge – to continue their work or learn something new.  Scholarships applications will be available later in the Spring of 2020 – so stay tuned!  Kudos to the White Family Foundation for opening the doors to the industrial arts for countless young people throughout Rhode Island.

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