The Fashion Forward program, led by Milroy Harried and Heather Pearson, provides youth with a wide range of skills that introduces to career opportunities in the fashion and beauty industry as well as valuable life skills.
In this hands-on, interactive program, youth learn apply basic sewing skills to create and modify apparel and accessories and build unique looks. They also learn about skin care, hair care, wig making and much more. The program also brings in industry professionals as mentors to support and inspire the participants.
In 2020, during the pandemic, the program adapted to a remote learning model for the Youth Voices Matter Summer Program.