“An Arts-Empowerment & Sustainable Scholarship Program For Girls’ Education”


Beading Barriers is a social initiative, acting in partnership with She’s the First, 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 theĀ first in her family to graduate from secondary school.


Is your organization interested in getting involved or hosting a magazine bead workshop? Visit our contact page to get in touch with our founder and check out this photo album of groups who have already chosen to partner with us!