Beading Barriers is a social initiative, aimed to educate & empower young women in the local Ann Arbor community. These young women will learn how to craft & sell beaded jewelry made from recycled magazine paper to raise money to sponsor a female student at the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda. Sponsored by She’s the First, this student will be the first in her family to graduate from secondary school. I have already conducted one workshop with girls in the United States, but I am now looking to secure funding to build the actual bracelets to then sell online. I will also be looking to expand my reach to work with other empowerment groups in the U.S., pending further resources to conduct workshops.