2015-2016 School Year Impact report


My Favorite Outfit hosted a record breaking 23 pop-up boutiques and gave 541 girls the confidence to succeed in school and in life. 

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2015-2016 School Year Impact report


My Favorite Outfit hosted a record breaking 23 pop-up boutiques and gave 541 girls the confidence to succeed in school and in life. 

 

This year we donated a ton of clothes. 

 

 PIECES TO BE EXACT...

...to 541 exceptional students whose lives will be forever impacted. 

Woodlawn Elementary School Students at a MFO Pop-Up Boutique on June 10, 2016

Woodlawn Elementary School Students at a MFO Pop-Up Boutique on June 10, 2016

 
KIPP Ascend Primary School students at a My Favorite Outfit pop-up boutique on March, 6 2016. 

KIPP Ascend Primary School students at a My Favorite Outfit pop-up boutique on March, 6 2016. 

 

Student Quotes

I learned how to take control of myself today. I was able to show that I am beautiful in my own way.
— Jenaz, 9th grader, Collins Academy High School
Today was special for me because all of the hard work that I did resulted in a fun and rewarding pop-up.
— Deanna , 5th grader, KIPP Ascend Primary School
You made us feel welcomed and not judged. It was a blessing to be a part of this!
— Elizabeth, 12th grader, Bowen High School

Program Development

Middle School Programming
MFO uses in-school workshops in Chicago's underserved communities to educate girls on how clothing and self-esteem intersect. The girls put what they learn to practice when they are allowed to shop for a free outfit from donated clothing. The program also incentivizes students to attend school more regularly. 

New for next school year, these workshops will be split into two parts and will teach girls how to recapture their individuality and improve their self-esteem. Our lessons cover 4 key elements:

  1. Understanding self-esteem
  2. Celebrating your individuality
  3. Self-expression vs. self- objectification
  4. Finding your personal style

High School Programming
With backing from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, MFO is piloting a high school program during the 2016/2017 school year to use fashion as a vehicle for college readiness and mentoring. The program will teach groups of students the skills to become ideal candidates for college fashion programs. 

Our goals for this program are to: 

  1. Achieve 100% high school graduation for participating students
  2. Reach 100% college acceptance and enrollment
  3. Increase attendance to 90% for participating students

 

The people who made it Possible

Supporters
Thank you so much for your incredible generosity and support. It is with your efforts and donations that makes all MFO does possible. With your support, this year 541 girls lives have been impacted forever. With your continued assistance, we can help every at-risk girl in the Chicago area find the confidence she needs to succeed in school and beyond!

Volunteer Partners
And of course, none of this excellent work could have been accomplished without the assistance of our wonderful volunteers. If you're interested in participating at one of our boutiques next school year, follow our get involved page for more details! 

 

SCHOOL PARTNERS
Thank you for opening your doors to us every Wednesday and giving us the opportunity to help mold our girls into smart, confident, and college-ready women. Your students mean the world to us. 

Name of School

Bowen High School
Butler College Prep
Carl Sandburg Middle School
Casals School of Excellence
Collins Academy High School
Deneen School of Excellence
Fort Dearborn Elementary
Harlan Academy High School
Irving Washington Elementary
John Hancock College Prep
Jungman Elementary School
KIPP Ascend Primary School
LEARN Middle Charter School
McNair Elementary
Milwaukee School of Languages
Morton School of Excellence
Orr High School
Piccolo School of Excellence
Rowe Middle School
Rudyard Kipling Elementary School
Simpson Academy for Young Women
Tilden Career Community Academy
Woodlawn Community School
Young Womens Leadership Charter School

% Low-Income Students

95%
93%
30%
98%
99%
97%
97%
93%
99%
93%
97%
100%
96%
88%
75%
99%
93%
97%
81%
90%
97%
86%
93%
100%

# Students Impacted

23
19
18
26
28
25
20
24
28
18
32
24
30
28
13
27
25
22
19
26
18
20
25
14

Will you join us in giving Chicago-land girls a chance to succeed? 

$30 funds one year of programming for a middle school girl. 
$250 funds one year of programming for a high school girl.  

Learn more about how we're impacting students like 10th grader Taliya and 7th grader Amaria.