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
Christmas Tea Parties
So many birthday parties!!
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
more to come!!
Featured on pages 62-67