OUR CURRENT SEASON OF MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS ARE UNDERWAY!
FALL / WINTER 2016
A story of overcoming. Illustrated through fashion. Told by youth conquering trafficking, homelessness, and other injustices.
The Freedom and Fashion Mentorship Program exists to take its students from a place of discouragement into a reality of power! Through experiencing such extreme levels of abuse, many of our students have lost their sense of identity, worth, and freedom. If they break free of the lies holding them captive, they will discover their ability to rewrite their story. Our students must be in a caring, inclusive environment that promotes a positive self-image, purpose, and creative thinking to accomplish such a transformation.
Using the arts of fashion, beauty, and mentorship, we transform thinking while creating a fashion line. Above learning the marketable skills of the fashion and beauty industry, our youth are provided with a new way to look at themselves and their experiences.
This collection was inspired by the power of the word "Freedom" and how it individually inspired our young designers to look within and use their story to empower others. Each designer an overcomer of trafficking, homelessness, and other injustices.
This three piece collection was inspired by the words "Power, Freedom, and Grace". Each designer an overcomer of trafficking, homelessness, and other injustices.
Infusing practical lessons with important conversations on self-image, leadership, and the power of choice, students break through unhealthy cycles and heal from past traumas. Activating creativity enables our youth to exercise the right hemisphere of the brain- restoring the ability to visualize and dream again!
At the end of the program we showcase our youths' designs in our Annual Fashion Show. This is not only an opportunity for our youth to experience what it's like to share their art and be empowered by their community. The fashion event also doubles as an awareness platform and fundraiser.
Students will also be provided with new school clothes. Being able to choose our clothing is a luxury many of our youth don't have. We provide a personalized shopping experience with industry stylists to empower our youth and to meet a basic need: clothing.
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