On Friday, March 9, teen models walked the runway wearing business and business casual attire as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s Career Development Fashion Show. The event, a collaborative effort with Creative Images LLC, took place at the corporate headquarters of the Manpower Group, located at 100 Manpower Pl.
Before the fashion show, Club teens led presentations about their internship experiences with 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.
The fashion show featured models who benefited from the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Career Development and Teen Services programs. The models successfully completed the programs to land jobs with the Clubs or with one of its corporate and community partners last summer. Clothing 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. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012. Known as the oldest and largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee , the Clubs offers high quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty. The Clubs operates 40 sites, which include six primary locations, 32 school sites, Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland and an extension site at St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee . Membership to the Clubs is only $5 per year, per child, but no one is ever turned away based on inability to pay.