After months of hard work and competition with many amazing schools and educational organizations, HomeWorks is excited to announce that we have WON the Future of Learning Challenge with our M2S “Melanated to the Soles” sneaker design!
The Future of Learning Challenge, sponsored by the Reinvention Lab, Ninety Nine Products, and AndThem, is a competition wherein educational organizations design sneakers that present their vision for the future of learning. Our M2S Sneaker represents how inclusion is necessary to spark learning and create change, especially within the realm of education. This shoe is designed to show the beautiful diversity of colors, cultures, ideas, interests, and experiences within our local Trenton community, as well as around the world. As our scholar Darae puts it, “The idea behind the sneaker is that the future of learning is black and brown girls.”
Our vision for this sneaker aligns perfectly with our vision for HomeWorks as an organization—to empower and uplift the voices of Black and brown girls so that they can create a more equitable future for themselves and others. Ariana Love, our House Sister, sums it up perfectly: “This shoe is supposed to really help us to know that your voice is important and you’re supposed to use it, and that’s why you have this platform.”
Congrats to our HomeWorks staff and scholars for their months of hard work and this well-deserved win! Read all about it in our latest feature in the Trenton Daily.