Beauty Schools of America® students were proud participants of the Botanical Paradise of Charlie’s Island event, which was for a great cause. Local and International celebrity guests were part of the event that allowed teenagers the opportunity to showcase their fashion creations. If you would like to learn more about how to become a student call us at 305.824.2054 or visit our website at www.bsa.edu.
View photos of the event here: http://on.fb.me/pkxbLA.
History – About the Teen Board Foundation:
The original Florida Teen Board was established in the late 1970’s to provide young teens (boys and girls) with the opportunity to showcase their talents by doing fashion shows and special events at local shopping malls, specialty stores, and community organizations. Many of the original members have built very successful businesses nationwide and have worked on several fashion-related projects. Over the years, these businesses continue to give back to the community that has helped get them to jumpstart their career. The creation and development of the TEEN BOARD Foundation is a result of one of those projects.
The Teen Board has been re-focused and reshaped into a non-profit foundation where teens from all walks of life can channel their talents unto the runway in an effort to be a positive role model for all teens, as they empowering and encouraging them through their personal stories. Each model on The Teen Board has their own personal story that “rocks” of which they are willing to share with other teens. To this end, in an effort to create a culture of teens sharing with other teens, the foundation’s motto “My Story Rocks…Ask Me!” has been credited for creating numerous new meaningful connections among teens through fashion.
The Teen Board models have overcome many adversities through the mission of the foundation and they have used their traumatic past to empower and encourage other teens who have been through similar challenges. As the Teen Board models use their personal experiences to provide an emotional shelter for other teens and young children in their communities, they do so by creating alliances with local chapters of the South Florida After-School All Stars (SFASAS) program. SFASAS, a national organization that provides year-round, after-school programs to students.
The Teen Board Foundation’s mission is to provide a home for teens to discover themselves through their adversities and childhood challenges, and in so doing, it empowers them to excel in school to pursue their goals and dreams, thus, ensuring that they become influential participants in their respective communities.
The Teen Board remains open to all children irrespective of their age, height, and size. However, the New Teen Board Administrative Board embraces high standards in the selection of our new members –selected teens will give back to their local communities by supporting local charitable organizations that embrace goals to protect and nurture children. Therefore, new members are carefully selecting based on their scholastic achievements, community or school contributions and the willingness to positively influence their peers.
As a community initiative, the Teen Board Foundation remains open to providing fashion shows in collaboration with other organizations sponsoring charitable or fundraising events. Such partnerships provide the teen models with a positive outlet as they build their confidence, and also provide a platform of inspiration for other teens in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities to do the same.
“My Story Rocks…Ask Me!”
Hear their stories… http://www.theteenboard.com/
Their experiences make them unique…
yet a myriad of strengths exist among them.