To shift and heal the mindsets of our youth through UNITY and community bridge building, one sewing stitch at a time.
Lovey's Sewing & Arts Collective (LSAC) was established in June of 2009. The founder Keiona Cook had a vision to bring back an abandoned essential skill (sewing) and other educational life tools she wished she was taught as a child. Keiona is an Alumni graduate of North High School.
After much research and findings, out that in the late 1980's Home Economics was taken out of the public schools due to lack funding. She decided to get her bachelor’s in fine arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Fashion Design to come back to the northside to teach sewing. Keiona has over 18 years’ experience designing Couture garments and over 14 years’ experience teaching youth sewing and other tangible life skills around the twin cities.
Our goal at LSAC is to connect all communities through UNITY, using sewing as the foundation to control future narratives about how youth and people connect and view the Northside.
At LSAC we teach youth sewing, yoga, dance, public speaking, entrepreneurship, poetry and so many other life skills. We use these skills as tools to teach patience, focus, leadership and accountability of actions at home school and everywhere else. The kids create, sale and we teach them about financial literacy, money management, how to open a savings accounts or add to their existing accounts.
Yoga is the meditational component used to help heal past and current trauma. Yoga is used as a tool to teach youth how to deal will things they are going through in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
"When you give someone your Time, you're giving them a moment in your life you can Never get back"