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We believe fashion can change lives.


Our mission is to use fashion to empower at-risk girls through self-esteem building, mentoring, and skills-based learning to be successful in school, college, and beyond. 

Founded in 2014, MFO has partnerships with 26 elementary, middle, and high schools.

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We believe fashion can change lives.


Our mission is to use fashion to empower at-risk girls through self-esteem building, mentoring, and skills-based learning to be successful in school, college, and beyond. 

Founded in 2014, MFO has partnerships with 26 elementary, middle, and high schools.

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Programs


Grades 6-8: Students are immersed in a two-part workshop that combines self-esteem building, team building, and shopping (all clothes are donated) in the classroom. The program is rewards based, and girls must complete a goal centered on self-esteem to participate. Learn more

Grades 9-12: New for the 2016/2017 school year, this weekly class teaches students the skills to become ideal candidates for college fashion programs. Students are mentored by fashion professionals and provided with college readiness tools.

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Programs


Grades 6-8: Students are immersed in a two-part workshop that combines self-esteem building, team building, and shopping (all clothes are donated) in the classroom. The program is rewards based, and girls must complete a goal centered on self-esteem to participate. Learn more

Grades 9-12: New for the 2016/2017 school year, this weekly class teaches students the skills to become ideal candidates for college fashion programs. Students are mentored by fashion professionals and provided with college readiness tools.

Getting to work with My Favorite Outfit was special for me because it really made us girls think about how important our bodies are, and that we’re all different shapes and sizes, and to appreciate how we came.’ – Nicole A., 7th grade

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Get Involved


Whether you want to donate or volunteer, everyone has something to contribute. Explore our get involved page to find volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, shop for a cause partnerships, and more.

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Get Involved


Whether you want to donate or volunteer, everyone has something to contribute. Explore our get involved page to find volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, shop for a cause partnerships, and more.

Why We Care


Only 8% of Chicago Public School students obtain bachelor's degrees within 10 years of starting high school, and only 49% of college-going CPS students graduate within six years. This is representative of the alarming college enrollment rate gap between students from low-income and non-low-income schools. Learn more

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Why We Care


Only 8% of Chicago Public School students obtain bachelor's degrees within 10 years of starting high school, and only 49% of college-going CPS students graduate within six years. This is representative of the alarming college enrollment rate gap between students from low-income and non-low-income schools. Learn more