Kipling Elementary School at a MFO Pop-Up Workshop on March 16, 2016
Pop-Up Workshops (Middle School)
My Favorite Outfit is focused on addressing low self- esteem issues affecting at-risk middle school girls. Along with our pop-up workshops, this year we have incorporated in-class activities which challenge the students to set personal goals and understand the importance of self expression.
Through in-class activities students learn:
- The link between self-esteem and the way we dress
- Celebrating individuality
- Self-expression vs. self-objectification
- Reclaiming their individuality by finding their personal style
Fashion 101 (High School)
This year we launched a new high school program Fashion 101 which uses fashion as a vehicle for college readiness. With the help of mentors and MFO staff, students learn various fashion skills such as design, illustration, and clothing construction. The course provides a clear direction for students who are interested in pursuing fashion careers or simply interested in involving themselves in arts education.
By the end of the program, students create a fashion portfolio to accompany their college applications and a short list of colleges and scholarships that fit their objectives. Take a deep dive into Fashion 101.
The People Who Made It Possible
This year we were blown away by the generosity of our supporters. 215 of you attended our events, over 300 made individual contributions, and 69 of you volunteered. With your support, and the generosity of our corporate and foundation donors below, 426 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!
Thank you to our in-kind donors for providing clothing, raffle items, and volunteer time.
Name of School
Bowen High School
Carl Sandburg Middle School
Casals School of Excellence
Collins Academy High School
Deneen School of Excellence
Fort Dearborn Elementary
Harlan Academy High School
Jungman Elementary School
KIPP Ascend Primary School
LEARN Middle Charter School
Piccolo School of Excellence
Rowe Middle School
Rudyard Kipling Elementary School
Tilden Career Community Academy
Woodlawn Community School
Young Womens Leadership Charter School
# Students Impacted
% Low-Income Students