Monday, September 21

SU Ag Center Helps Fashion Fight Poverty in St. Helena Parish

Outstanding Mature Girlz (O.M.G.) Club President Kyla Bryant pins trim to her Sustainable T-Shirt during the clubs "Fashion Fights Poverty" Workshop and Fashion Show on Sept. 12, 2015.

O.M.G. Club Vice President Chritearra Brumfield brings awareness to poverty among children in Louisiana while walking the runway during the 'Fashion Fights Poverty' Fashion Show/Canned Food Drive at St. Helena College & Career Academy on Sept. 15, 2015.

Greensburg, La – While the rest of the “Fashion Gods” are slaying or being spectators at many runways in New York City for Fashion Week, the Outstanding Mature Girlz Club (O.M.G.) cat walked right into the excitement! The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center (SUAREC) hosted a “Fashion Fights Poverty,” Workshop and Fashion Show on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. Helena College & Career Academy. The club’s members learned the history of Sustainable Fashion, and designed Sustainable T-shirts.  Club members were also educated about the disparities of poverty amongst their peers in Louisiana. 
As a result of finding out that 1 in 4 children in Louisiana live in poverty, these outstanding young ladies wanted to further their mission.  Elected Club Officers hosted their first, “Fashion Fights Poverty,” Fashion Show/Can Good Drive on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the St. Helena College & Career Academy during their lunch shift.  Students were allowed to attend the Fashion Show and pay their way forward by simply donating a canned food item.  All donations will be used in gift baskets that will be donated to the elderly just in time for Thanksgiving. 

The SUAREC’s next Fashion Fights Poverty event is scheduled in Orleans Parish, on September 30, 2015. For more information on how you can be involved call Krystal Sugulleh, at 504. 658.2915.

(Article written by Nicolette D. Gordon, SUAREC Assistant Area Agent.)


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