Empowering Youth Through Fashion
THE F-FACTOR UTILIZES FASHION AS A TOOL TO BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE AND PROMOTE INCLUSION AMONG FOSTER CHILDREN, HOMELESS YOUTH AND TEENS IN FINANCIAL NEED.
The F-factor designs signature programs called Fashion Workshops to impact the lives of foster children and abandoned youth. Each workshop is a unique experience allowing children to use fashion as their tool for self-expression, define their individuality and build self-confidence. Fashion Workshops offer a personal styling service with brand new clothes, shoes & accessories that suit each child's needs.
During the workshop participants engage in group exercises and creative projects with volunteers. Youth focus on life skills and building resources that help them reach their immediate goals of going back to school in the fall, getting an entry level job or promoting fitness and wellness. For foster youth, the experience of a Fashion Workshop is elevating to their self-esteem and a strong boost in self-confidence!
We partner with local retailers and national brands to provide new fashions for youth working hard to find stability in foster care and living on the streets. Using fashion as a vibrant medium, The F-factor has designed the following Fashion Workshops:
Back to School Fashion Workshop
The first day of school can be intimidating! Kids looking and feeling their best is essential to doing well in school and feeling confident amongst their peers. The Back to School Fashion Workshop helps youth gear up with brand new threads and most importantly a boost of confidence. This workshop includes one-on-one personal styling advice, brand new fall fashions, shoes, backpacks and duffle bags.
Offered to ages 6-18
Fitness & Wellness Fashion Workshop
Fitness and Wellness have a significant impact in our everyday lives, this is especially true for young people who are growing and developing new behaviors. F-factor's goal in a Fitness and Wellness Fashion Workshop is to inspire and educate young minds to create healthy lifestyle habits that are fun and tangible. Whether it is yoga or bringing in the SeaGals for a round table discussion on our favorite foods and learning the touchdown cheer, we motivate youth giving them the proper tools to lead healthy and active lives. Offered to ages 6 and up.
Young Professionals Fashion Workshop
First impressions carry a lot of weight in the workforce. A Young Professionals Fashion Workshop is focused on the tools to prepare young adults for job interviews and networking events. Participants are taught how to identify personal strengths, posture, and interview preparedness. The kids are styled with brand new clothes and shoes to help them be confident and competitive when entering the workforce. This workshop offers one-on-one attention, personal fittings, haircuts, make-up tips, duffle bags, and mock interviews.
Offered to ages 15-22