Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 2: Bead Learning Center

I’m back at the Beads of Courage headquarters and I have so much to share with you! Today I learned all about the Bead Learning Center that opened in April 2017. The Bead Learning Center is a great place for people to attend beading workshops and learn more about the history of beads. This awesome place came together because of a Tucson Eagle Scout, Tommy Sendek. He donated the time, workers, and money to make the facility possible. You can learn more about the Bead Learning Center here. The Bead Learning Center is even right behind the Beads of Courage headquarters, so it’s easy to find and visit!

It’s time for me to leave Beads of Courage headquarters and set off on my road trip. It was so fun meeting the wonderful volunteers and learning about the Bead Learning Center. Before I sign off, there’s one more thing to share! Are you in Tucson and want to see rods of glass turn into our beautiful beads? Check out the open studio at Sonoran Glass School on September 10, 2017. Stop by and see how beads are made and show your support for our amazing artists. That’s it from me, check back tomorrow for more updates on my trip!


Courage Tiger’s 2017 Road Trip is a feature of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge, a three-month nationwide fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage. As the official Beads of Courage mascot, Courage Tiger is visiting all 50 states to highlight the incredible work our organization does by sharing stories of our courageous members, families, clinicians, and the caring community of artists and supporters who make our vital work possible. Please get involved in Bead Challenge 2017 by visiting www.beadchallenge.org today. Sign up to PARTICIPATE as a fundraiser, CREATE glass beads, or DONATE to the cause. With your help, we can Make Courage Roar for kids coping with serious illness! Many thanks to Bead Challenge 2017 presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and supporting sponsor Soda Lime Times.

– Contributed by Cristal Rogers, Marketing and Communications Intern, Beads of Courage