Handcrafted for Better Lives

Providence, Rhode Island | 494 Sales


Handcrafted for Better Lives

Providence, Rhode Island 494 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Scott Yi

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Scott Yi

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Our team is start in to make a line of products celebrating feminism and equality. We've got a great response and are excited to finally debut them! Check out the current offerings in our shop listings.
We had a great couple weeks selling our shirts, especially as we celebrated Black History Month in our group! We did a few lesson s teaching our teens about the impact of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. It was a great discussion!
Our shop has seen it's largest growth over the past month. Thanks for your support and help spread the word! With more funding we'll be able to help our teens put together some of their really ambitious dream projects!

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The Youth Collaborative is a nonprofit outreach that teaches lifelong empowerment to urban teens through entrepreneurship and spiritual mentoring.

We provide urban teens with the skills for long-term success, through stable adult relationships developed within our team-based entrepreneurship projects. We created the Youth Collaborative to address the huge socioeconomic gaps that exist within the city of Providence, as urban teenagers barely receive the support they need to grow into thriving men and women. 4 out of 10 teenagers in the city live in poverty, and they have little support to achieve their dreams in a system that routinely undervalues them and stereotypes them.

Our volunteer teachers provide both practical and spiritual guidance for the youth, as the teens develop an ethic of perseverance, creative thinking, money management skills, and are welcomed as vital contributors to the local community. Through peer bonding and mentorship with adult life coaches, our youth will not only be given the freedom to speak their minds, but the assurance that they will be heard.

This Etsy shop is but one of the many ways that we exercise our creative and entrepreneurial energies. Most of the products featured in our shop were designed in tandem with adults and youth working together to bring our ideas to life. This includes our shirts, mugs, cards, and more. The shop also operates as a fundraising venue, as all sales made from Etsy will go back into the organization to support our continued care for the teens in our lives.

Please spread the word about our mission and check out our shop! Thank you and much love.

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Shop members

  • Scott Yi


  • Anyelo Rosado

    Meme Master

  • Nick Kunhardt

    Curator Of Swag

  • Amber Ma


  • Lady Hla Ker


  • Zach Dejesus

    Koala Relations

  • Kim Hewson

    Hippie Teacher

  • Rikki Lafazia


Shop policies

Last updated on January 7, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop! The shop is unique in that 100% of sales will go toward funding the Youth Collaborative, a 501c3 nonprofit that teaches urban teens spiritual mentoring and entrepreneurship.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Items may be returned within 14 days for a full refund. However, it is the buyer's responsibility to cover the cost of return shipping.
As all our items are made to order, please allow 2-5 days for the order to be produced, packed, and shipped. We usually do ship within 1-3 days.