SU College of Ag set to hold Fashion Design & Apparel Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Baton Rouge, La. – The Fashion and Business Laboratory (FAB Lab) in the SU College of Agricultural, Human and Environmental Sciences (CAHES) will host its 2024 Youth Leadership Program LEVEL UP summer camp for youth ages 12-18.


This year, the camp will hold two levels. The first level will be for beginning sewists and will be held from July 8-12. The second level will open to intermediate to advanced sewists from July 29 – Aug 2. Both camps will operate from 9 a.m. – 3 in the FAB Lab inside Pinkie Thrift Hall.


During the camp, students will learn about textiles, fashion design, and apparel entrepreneurship.


To apply, the student must write a one-page essay explaining his/her interest in fashion and apparel entrepreneurship or their previous experience in sewing, and highlight their leadership skills and academic excellence, along with a $25 registration fee and a completed waiver form.


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The registration deadline for the level 1 camp is July 1, 2024 and July 22, 2024 for level 2. A limited number of 20 participants will be accepted in both camps.


For additional information about the FAB Lab and its Youth Leadership Program’s summer camp contact, Dr. Samii Kennedy Benson, Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising, Design and Textiles in the CAHES at


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