The S.P.A.R.K. (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) Youth Empowerment Event was held on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Art Directors Club. In an effort to help reduce the dropout rate amongst NYC students in low income areas, SPARK collaborated with Wishbone to empower young people to continue their education.
The below featured panelists shared their life experiences with the students / audience to provide insights into achieving goals in school, career and life.
- Beth Bugdaycay, CEO & Co-Founder, Rebecca Taylor
- Mark French, Founder, Court Grip and Partner, MissionkAthletecar
- Brooke Danielson, Associate Editor, GLAMOUR
- Marc Sampogna, Founder and Managing Director, Canopy Brand Group
- Marie Camaya, Senior Director of Event Marketing, Nickelodeon
The panel discussion was followed by a high energy teen fashion show sponsored by Aéropostale.
Students were given the opportunity to walk the runway wearing everyday fashion basics that can be worn at school and at work. They walked with pure confidence and enjoyed being a part of a great event.
As they say, don’t be scared of rejection and don’t quit. Create access for yourself and network. Get involved volunteering or interning.
For information or to make a donation, please see below websites:
Photos by Arthur Eisenberg and Jeana Lindo
See more photos from the event here.
– Jenny Mar
Reem Acra Spring 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photos courtesy of Image.net.
Calvin Klein Spring 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photo courtesy of Image.net.
Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photos courtesy of Image.net.
Rachel Zoe Spring 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photos courtesy of Image.net.