Youth Make Strides Toward Creative Careers

On Tuesday, June 28th, New Balance’s Global Lifestyle Design team came to West End House to advise 20 of our aspiring artists on how to turn their creativity into careers. The New Balance Global Lifestyle Design team — which included employees from Japan and England — answered West End House youth’s questions about day-to-day responsibilities, career paths, and artistic challenges before breaking out into a hands-on group activity. Our young people created “mood boards” with cut-out images from magazines; selected leathers, textiles, and synthetics from New Balance factories; and sketched and colored blueprints of their very own shoe designs.

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