RISE Chattanooga is launching a free online training initiative exclusively for teenagers that offers support, education and creativity called The Grind.
Inspired and supported by one of Chattanooga’s cultural producers and creatives, Swayyvo Morton, Grind is a 5-week intensive online post-school program series aimed exclusively at teenagers aged 12-17 and focused on developing and empowering theirs Knowledge focused on creative entrepreneurial skills and opportunities.
“Since our inception, one of our primary goals has always been to inspire, educate and motivate our next generation of creative groups of creators in the city through the lens of cultural expression,” said Shane Morrow, RISE Director. “I am grateful that emerging and established creative entrepreneurs like Swayyvo are realizing the importance of investing your time and support for our youth in the community while improving your professional careers. This type of example only strengthens and encourages our youth to cultivate their dreams and aspirations. “
The weekly workshops are geared towards independent growth and maturity in a group setting supported by local artists, small businesses, and creative color entrepreneurs. Participants selected for this program will receive a scholarship to participate and the opportunity to win a microgrant to develop and implement an idea or product that they can sell.
RISE is holding an informational event on Zoom on April 22nd at 6pm. Interested participants can register here.
“I’ve always had a heart for youth. I look forward to working with Rise Chattanooga to reach out to our young creatives and inspire them to think as big as possible,” said Swayyvo. “I wholeheartedly intend to be the helping hand and source of knowledge I have wished for in my youth. This will be a great opportunity for them to find passion and get a head start on entrepreneurship and innovative thinking. that creates waves that lead to success forever. “