Amy Colombo is the Owner and Creative Director of The Workshop. Check out her "Journey to The Workshop" in the Picture Page of Memories below. 

Jemz is a Character Building Program for Girls in the 5th-8th grade started back in 2012 by Amy. Jemz focuses on building self-esteem and empathy while learning the importance of compassion, tolerance, gratitude, having a positive attitude, working together and seeing the good in others. 

Senator Joe Robach speaking at our Ribbon Cutting about the importance of empowerment programs

First Jemz Class

Summer Camps

Christmas Tea Parties

Minecraft Workshops

So many birthday parties!!

Family Nights

ROXY -  Toot Toot!

Memorial Day Parade

Monthly Movie Nights

Yoga with Miss Carol

Mother Daughter Workshops

Girl Scout Workshops

This picture was dedicated to my first graduating class. It was hung in the JJ Studio the following year. "Follow your Dreams. You never know where they will lead you." I always told my girls that because I followed my dreams it lead me to every single one of my students.

Nominated for the Greece Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the year in 2012

Nominated for the Rochester Business Person of the Year by the Rochester Small Business Council in 2014

Rise Above Assemblies & Pledge Days

Amy's Rise Above Rochester Assembly brings awareness to the severity of bullying and its overall ugly & lingering effects to local middle schools. Kids are encouraged on what they can do, as individuals, to make a positive impact in their own life as well as others. Throughout the assembly the audience will see and feel that there is power to their actions and words. The overall goal is to bring compassion into each school by bringing students together while emphasizing that everyone is a human being with real feelings and a purpose.

"It was repeatedly stated that it was the best assembly we've had in a long

time--maybe ever."  Counselors at Gates Chili Middle School

So many amazing volunteers

Rise Above Pledge Day

Jemz 8-Week Curriculum Copyrighted

Offering 90 minute Girls Workshops,

8-Week Program and  Teach & Train Curriculum to schools in the Rochester area 

Our very first trained Jemz Instructor

from Andover School District

Bay Trail Middle School in the Penfield School District is implementing the Jemz 8-Week Girls Program 

Building Stronger Troop Relationships

The YWCA of Jamestown in Buffalo NY  has implemented Jemz program activities

at  various locations. 

Presented the "This is Me" workshop with the mental health team at Penfield Middle School. 

George L. Cooke Elementary School in the Monticello School District implementing the Jemz 8-Week Girls Program 

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School now offering the Jemz 8-Week Program to their 6th grade girls

Spent an awesome week as Camp Counselor with these amazing young ladies!

(Camp Shiloh, Rome NY)

Team Building Workshops

6-Week Jemz Empowerment Sessions

Stay tuned...

more to come!!

Rochester Women's Online Magazine

Featured on pages 62-67


3101 W. Ridge Rd.

Rochester, NY 14626

*In the Building next to the old Friendly's Restaurant - go through the main door and follow the signs