March 23. 2012 9:00AM

Boys and Girls Club fashion show helps develop their professional image

  

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee recently held its Career Development Fashion Show, an event done in partnership with Creative Images LLC. The event took place at the ManpowerGroup headquarters and was designed to help students recognize what it means to look and behave professionally.
The show featured models who benefitted from the Boys & Girls Clubs' Career Development and Teen Services programs. Each of the models successfully completed the programs and secured internships with area Clubs or corporate and community partners last summer.
Before the fashion show, Club teens led presentations about their internship experienceswith companies such as Molina Healthcare, Northwestern Mutual, US Cellular and Johnson Controls. Johonna Duckworth, lead consultant with Creative Images, led workshops for the teen audience on how to dress for interviews, jobs and other special functions.
Clothing for the show was provided by JCPenney in Menomonee Falls and Upscale Resale, a clothing store for men in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Afterwards, all of the events' young guests were able to select professional attire donated by employees at US Bank, Wells Fargo and Herzing University to wear for job interviews or employment.

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