By Halima Morafa
In 2015 as a sophomore in high school, I decided to participate in LITE Memphis. At the time, I was quite shy in public settings and I was trying to expand my horizons. I had always been interested in business and this seemed like the perfect way to learn more about networking, marketing, and business while working on something I love, which is art and advocacy. At LITE I established my non-profit, ArtRevival, and this program is the best thing I worked on. In addition to my nonprofit, I also gained networking skills, improved my public speaking, grasped a number of contacts for my program, and became more confident in the projects I partake in.
I used the skills and knowledge I gained at LITE to organize and launch an event for my senior project called "Valued." Valued strives to impact the youth in the community by addressing sensitive and personal societal problems, such as domestic violence, through the art of fashion.
Valued is a runway event against domestic violence. This event will take place September 29, 2017 from 6-8:30pm At Houston High School. In the runway event, diverse models will showcase an expressive clothing collection that represents the steps taken toward self-empowerment. The clothes shown during the runway will available for purchase and all proceeds will be donated towards a local domestic violence organization, Walk in a New Life.
For the event, we also are selling shirts online! So please show your support for our cause and buy a shirt! Also you can get tickets today using Eventbrite! If you want to help out on the day of the event, sign up with our signup genius. Check out the links below for more info!
Also if you have new or gently used items we will appreciate if you can donate them for our silent auction. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your anticipated support.
Halima Morafa is a senior at Houston High School