Crafting is always a creative and fun activity, and that’s exactly what you can expect to experience at Helix’s Aspire craft program. In room 520 after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 3:00, students can come to let their ideas flow and creativity peak.
On Thursday, Feb. 10, the crafts available for student to make were bookmarks, bracelets, necklaces, or pretty much anything their mind was set on. This Aspire program helps bring out the inspirational and unique side of anyone, and offers fun activities every meeting.
“I really liked doing crafts. I’ve had a business for over 30 years of doing crafts, and when Mrs. Trevino asked me if I thought the students would be interested, I said I’d love to share this with them.” stated Judy Kirk, director of the program.
Kirk decided that reaching out to students and opening up the school’s very own craft club would help with students who have an interest in crafting, whether or not they have the resources to make them at home.
“It was really fun, and something new to see here at school. I would love to come back to this and see what else I can make,” Danielle Dasilveira, a sophomore who attended one of the Aspire meetings, said.
The program is very welcoming and friendly, and everyone involved is ready to help or ask any questions students may have about the options available for what to make.
“Everyone there was supportive, and really kind. Asking for help or advice and receiving positive feedback was really helpful when it came to trying to make the crafts.” recalled Dasilveira.
The program is held twice a week, and offers a place for students to be themselves and have fun. The craft materials are already provided, and Mrs. Kirk is willing to help, so there is no need to worry or be held back by any concerns there may be regarding putting together something like a necklace or earrings.
“I think everything that opens creativity in your mind is good, so focusing on something else that is a positive outlet is a great influence on students here.” stated Gabby Carbajal, who is in charge of 11th and 12th grade attendance and brought her young daughter to one of the meetings.