Jordan Brand got together with the students from Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy (LBPA) for a t-shirt design contest. The recently announced the winning t-shirt design stemming from the partnership with the Chicago-based art and design academy.

The winning t-shirt design was created by a handful of LBPA students and was featured in a limited numbers within the Jordan Brand Chicago flagship store, Station 23, on 32. S. State Street.

With the Jordan Brand relaunch of WINGS in 2015, the brand created this one-of-a-kind program (Jordan Design Studio) offering to LBPA. As part of it, one shirt design is featured in the Chicago store per year.

Over the course of 16 weeks, the Jordan Design Studio teaches students the fundamentals of design, marketing, merchandising, making a business pitch and a college visit. In summer 2016 the Jordan brand sent 30 LBPA students to Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to hone their skills with real Jordan designers and marketers.

Participating LBPA students are granted access to apply for the Jordan Wings scholarship. To date, 14 LBPA students have received Jordan Wings scholarships with nearly, 200 students receiving the Wings scholarships nationwide since 2015.

About Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy

LBPA is an art-focused Chicago Public high school with a 100% graduation rate serving students identified as high risk and not on track to graduate.

LBPA teaches students the ‘art of business’ and empowers them to use their art to make a living. While LBPA offers a wide array of art, technology, music, and industrial workshop programming, there was an opportunity to provide curriculum around the business of apparel and footwear design.

Jordan Brand WINGS

Jordan Brand WINGS is a partnership program between Jordan Brand and Triple Threat Mentoring for 300 students at 6 schools on the south and west sides of Chicago. The year-long community impact initiative aims to empower at-risk youth to help them dream, pursue and achieve greatness.

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