Happy :: Great memories & Community partnerships

by wendy

Last week, our youths at InsideOut Writers had an amazing time at the LAmade Career Day event!  We were welcomed with open arms at the their showroom.

Learning about the fashion cycle and industry…

After the round table discussion, our youths got a chance to style and take home some LAmade pieces…

We had a little fashion show =)

This is my mentee!  We started our journey together back in October.  She is a beautiful young woman with a heart of gold.  A devoted mother with a passion to bring positive change to the current foster care system, my mentee is someone who I deeply admire for her strength, perseverance, and drive.

The LAmade team…

It was an educational and emotional day!  I wish you were there to see the absolute joy and gratitude these youths had.  Their smiles were priceless.  On the way back to our car, my mentee told me that she had a stressful night the day before the event, and prayed for strength to wake up the next morning feeling well enough to attend Career Day.  She said repeatedly what a blessing the event was to her.  A week before Career Day, I drove her to the food bank and we talked about her career goals and plans.  This event ignited a fire in her to pursue her dreams.

To the LAmade team – you don’t know how much of an impact you had on these young women.  You gave something that is incredibly rare in this world… hope.  Our youths walked away not only full of joy, but also, an intense desire to work hard to keep their dreams alive.  Thank you for your generosity, time, and support.

Thank you so much for reading!  And moreover, thank you for being on this journey with us!

:: Outfit ::

From this blog entry here