Pop-up workshops address low self-esteem in at-risk middle school girls, one of the largest issues facing girls in America. Pop-up workshops empower students to boost their self-esteem. Students learn about:
- The link between self-esteem and the way we dress
- Self-expression vs. self-objectification
- Reclaiming their individuality by finding their personal style
The program incentivizes students to attend school more regularly by giving them access to the MFO pop-up boutique, a temporary store constructed in a school classroom where students can 'shop' for clothing at no cost. Every student chooses an outfit [six or more articles of clothing) that makes her feel confident and represents her individuality.