Meet OSI Fellow Kim Loper: Youth In Business | WYPR

Meet OSI Fellow Kim Loper: Youth In Business

Nov 29, 2017

2017 OSI Community Fellow Kim Loper with high school student Laila Amin. The tote bag was designed and created by students in the Jubilee Art's program, Youth in Business.

Earrings. Necklaces. Tote bags. T-shirts. Fashionable, locally made, and designed by young people. ‘Youth in Business’ is an arts and business program that teaches young people how to create, market, and sell art products. It operates under the umbrella organization Jubilee Arts, which offers arts programming to the residents of Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods.

We talk with Kim Loper, a community artist and former Americorps Fellow with Jubilee Arts. As one of this year’s ‘Open Society Institute Baltimore’ fellows, Kim will be working to expand Youth In Business into a design collective. We also meet Laila Amin, a sophomore at the Islamic Community School in West Baltimore who participates in the project.