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Our Approach

We are an innovative Arts and Education program for at-risk, youth. We provide the necessary skills to prepare youth for college, start their own business, or secure sustainable employment, by teaching The Business of Fashion Design.

             THE  STUDIO PLACE                  "Changing Lives Through Fashion”

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Do You Want To Design Your Own Fashion Collection?

 Join THE STUDIO PLACE, an innovative Arts and Education Fashion Design program for youth, ages 14-19. You will learn skills used by top designers, connect with industry leaders and major fashion colleges! We have something for everyone, young men & women!

The Summer Session will be at:

Western High School

4601 West Bonanza Road

Las Vegas, NV 89107

Dates: June 12 - July 21, 2017

Times: 8:00am-12:00 Noon


Contact our program director for more details and an application.

Lori Smith


Our Story

Originally started in 1996 as “Children of Promise” by Wynette Jones of  St. Louis, Missouri. The program began as a way to keep teenagers safe and occupied during the summer months. Covering numerous aspects of the fashion industry: basic to advanced sewing skills, production of fashion shows, networking and presentation skills, working backstage at charity fashion shows, and assisting with art direction on photo shoots and television productions.

In 2011,the decision was made to re-instate the teen intervention program, making it a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of reaching a larger group of youth, as well as adding essential life skills to ensure their personal success and sustainability.  Now called "THE STUDIO PLACE," a creative co-working environment with a holistic approach to the challenges that face the youth in St. Louis, Missouri. We are currently located in Las Vegas, NV, collaborating with the Clark County School District, local businesses and organizations.


MAKE A DONATION TODAY! All contributions are tax deductible and will go towards programming and scholarships for underprivileged youth. Sponsor a student for only $250! Thank you for supporting our efforts to re-direct the lives of our youth encouraging them to reach their highest potential!