Fired Up! Teen After School Program

Award-winning teen after-school program that combines art-making with entrepreneurship

FIRED UP! was launched in the Fall of 2004 as a tuition-free, after- school program for Benton Harbor teens and holds the distinction of being the third oldest youth glass program in the country. The inspiration for FIRED UP! came from American Glass Master Dale Chihuly’s Hilltop Project for youth in Tacoma Washington.  FIRED UP! is open to students ages 12-18 and requires a two-year commitment. Teen students work in one of three studios: glassblowing, glass beadmaking/jewelry design, and fused glass. Students meet once a week and are taught by highly qualified instructors.


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