NuDeal is a micro-enterprise screen-printing program for youth aged 15-24 that operates out of Centre for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton, Ontario.
NuDeal students learn how to design, produce, market and sell screen-printed merchandise with Centre’s renowned artist instructors. Participants acquire skills in business, creative arts, and community development supporting the process of finding jobs, exploring self-employment, and returning to school. It’s a new deal for youth!
While NuDeal teaches youth practical, transferable skills, often resulting in economic opportunity, it also serves as a school re-engagement program. Statistics show that nearly 50% of high school students in the city’s downtown core drop out before earning their diploma. Nearly 100% of students who participate in NuDeal complete the program, with opportunities to earn high school credits and even their diploma.
Upon completion of NuDeal, youth should have the basic skills to:
- Set up micro-enterprise businesses
- Find employment within the industry
- Take on printing contracts for C3 Ltd
- Continue their education with a renewed sense of focus
- Continue practicing as an artist at Centre