SOLEcial Studies x St. John, USVI

Sean Williams and Dee Wells with students from JESS on St. John, USVI. We’ve been busy taking SOLEcial Studies to another level and we’re obsessed with teaching youth about the ever-changing footwear industry, the various jobs that exist in the field, and, more importantly, the role that they play in shaping the future of what sneakers y0u and I will wear.

Dr. Sean “Paper Chasr” Williams and I headed to the US Virgin Islands and when we touched down it was all love!

It was great being ‘home’ and I’m eternally to my family and extended family members that helped raise me and made sure that whenever I strayed from the narrow path, they were quick to help redirect my steps.

solecialstudies-jess-11092016-5098Dr. Paper Chasr and I taught SOLEcial Studies over the course of 2 days to over 40 youth between the ages of 10 and 14-years-old who were engaged, asked great questions and learned about the various jobs that exist in the sneaker industry such as sneaker design, marketing and materials sourcing, to name a few.

We know that children are already ‘into sneakers’ so it makes sense to use sneakers to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

Also, we know that children are the now and the future and in this day age, we need to encourage them to think bigger to become better individuals.

Do you want to learn more about SOLEcial Studies and the benefits of having us present the workshops at a school, an after-school program or sports program, please email us at info@osdlive.com.Photograph of SOLEcial Studies logo in black. The course is offered by Obsessive Sneaker Disorder.