This course is for teens (12-18 year old) who love sneakers and shoes. Elizabeth Brock-Jones is a footwear innovator who helps take a student's passion for shoes and turn it into skills that can be used in their future careers. This course teaches things that they won't learn in school.  With 4 live virtual one-hour classes, students will learn about the footwear industry and how a shoe idea is brought to life. 

What you will learn:

  • Footwear Basics and common language
  • How shoe ideas go from brief to the actual box
  • Common issues and solutions in footwear development
  • Explore careers in the footwear industry and educational paths that could help them to get a job

 When & Where: 

PS101X: Sneaker Stuff

Classes are online synchronous

June 24 - July 15

Both Middle & High School: 3 - 4:00 PM EDT

College credit: 1.5

COST: $175


Ask about our scholarship opportunities. Email profstudies@lasell.edu and let us know you are interested in applying for the YIP Summer 2022 scholarship and the courses you would like to take. You will receive information to apply and deadlines to submit the materials. 


Students need an internet-enabled device and connection to the Internet to access Zoom and the learning platform. 


Meet the Instructor

    Elizabeth Brock-Jones is currently an Innovation Footwear Developer at Nike where she’s worked for the past 8 years. During that time, she’s worked with Sportswear, Special Projects, Global Express Lane and Fuel teams on projects that range from sandals, boots, ACG, running and the entire Nike Off-White x  and The Ten collection. Elizabeth also teaches for the University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program based in Portland, OR, and Lasell University. Elizabeth received her BS in Kinesiology from Iowa State, as well as an MS in Biomechanics from the University of Tennessee and an MBA in Sports Marketing from the University of Oregon. 

    How to Register

    In just 3 steps, you can register for the Lasell Youth Innovation Program. First, look through the course offerings and decide which courses you would like to take.  Fill out the YIP application form with the student and parent information


    Pick the classes you want to take

    Fill out the Lasell YIP Application

    Pay for your classes below