Students in the Cricut Crafting Extended Day program did an excellent job selling their Dear Black Girl/Boy, Africa is the Heartbeat, and Africa is in My DNA shirts for Black History Month. Their project incorporated 4 out of the 7 Nguzo Sabo (Kwanzaa) principles during this project: Umoja (Unity), Ujima (Collective Works and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) and Kuumba (Creativity).

The group created a budget and was given a “business loan” to purchase the materials for their first batch of shirts. There was overwhelming support by parents, families and staff leading to significant sales. After paying back their “business loan,” the group has decided to donate their profits to Shriner’s Hospital for Children – St. Louis, and will have a culminating event to celebrate their success.

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