This charitable foundation was started for the public high school students of The High School of Fashion Industries. The sole purpose of this budding mission is to make sure they have access to funds for a variety of things that encompass their academic years.
I began this foundation, as many things in my life, when I am told ‘NO’; I make it my business to go as far as I can to prove anyone wrong.
Yes I can.
And because it is for the children that I hold dear to my heart, my students, I will go farther.
I reach out to like minded beings that want our future citizens to have access to what others may see as ‘implied’. Small things like senior prom, senior trips, class ring, cap and gown, the yearbook and even participating in the graduation ceremony are unaffordable for some NYC families and are extremely important for a young adult graduating their home of four years. Other opportunities exist such as class trips, international trips, study abroad and athletic team participation and continued membership, that can accrue prices that are unreachable for these same students. How these ‘small things’ can enrich a teenagers life is unmeasurable. I want that to be their ‘normal’.
Take a moment to think of two things:
ONE – that one thing that made YOUR world when you were in high school. That one thing you couldn’t believe you would never get, but did. Amazing feeling! Right?!
TWO – that one thing that COULD HAVE made your world when you were in high school. That one thing, or two or maybe even three things that could’ve made your teenage high school experience better, like you belonged but you or your family or just mom, or just grandma couldn’t afford. How beautiful if you would have had it?
Not surprising – there are more children that will go through the SECOND thought experience than the FIRST. That was my experience all throughout my childhood and more adversely felt in my high school years.
I have recognized that anything worth pursuing, persevering and achieving takes MORE than just my own will. It will take the love, support and action of those same like minded people to make this happen, whether through donations or services, I welcome you.
It is my hope that we grow to serve younger grades within the NYC area and expand to other cities near and abroad.
What good is altruism if it has limitations?