In the F-factor's most recent workshop Stretch for the Stars, we welcomed 12 girls living in foster care at Ryther Child Center to experience a day of fashion, fitness, and fun!
A success on many levels! The girls who walked into the workshop space shy and timid, left dancing, smiling, and sharing the dreams of their future. The volunteers for the workshop were energetic, and for one day they were a part of the girl's lives in a positive and caring light.
The F-factor partnered with the amazing Mellicia Marx founder of Poplin Style Direction. Mellicia's expert eye in fashion brought this workshop to another level. Including her contribution of hours of shopping to help prepare, during the workshop she coordinated fashionable looks for the girls. See her write-up here at Poplinstyle.com
The fun didn't stop at fashion! Ever dance zumba? You should at least try! Make sure you dance Zumba with Shanyn! Shanyn Emerson is an outstanding supporter of the F-factor and during the Stretch for the Stars workshop she led the group of girls and volunteers thru a 4 song set of zumba dance moves, raising our heart rate! Catch her blog posts here.
When you work this hard, one must satisfy the appetite of good food! Makini Howell owner of Plum Bistro in Seattle led a hands on food demonstration for the girls. They made smoothies and yogurt parfaits - Yum! Makini's influence on the girls led them to putting one vegetable in their smoothie, and get this! The girls liked it! Nice work Makini!
Two Sea Gals, the Seahawks professional cheerleaders, Makheeba and Brittany made an appearance. They shared with the girls the importance of eating right and staying active. Each of the girls had their photo taken with the Sea Gals and shook their pom-poms! With delight the Sea Gals taught us the touch down cheer they dance during the games!
It was an unforgettable day for the girls, the volunteers, The F-factor is extremely proud to have this opportunity thanks to the community support we receive!
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