Immokalee, FL December 7, 2016 Following last week’s wonderfully successful evening of learning to dress for success, the second group of Guadalupe Center’s (www.guadalupecenter.org) college-bound Tutor Corps students will visit the Fort Myers Dress for Success Boutique next week to receive a professional outfit this month thanks to Dress for Success SW Florida. More than 20 female Tutor Corps students will be fitted with a professional outfit.
On December 12th, a dozen Immokalee high school girls will work with Dress for Success and Guadalupe Center volunteers to select, and be fitted for, a professional outfit to be used for college visits and interviews.
Reflecting on the challenge adults face when helping teenagers pick out clothing, Guadalupe Center’s Director of School Age Programs Sheila Oxx said the
shopping assistants provided by Dress for Success were wonderful. “They worked to make sure each girl felt special and that they went home with something they really liked and wanted,” she said. “Each assistant took the time to consider the students’ color and style preferences. Like most shopping trips…it was a bonding experience for all women involved.”
Shelley Cahill, Dress for Success Boutique Manager for Collier County says that working with the Tutor Corps students was a pleasure. “These young ladies are mature and poised beyond their years. We enjoyed helping them each choose an outfit that reflected their personalities, and that will serve them well in upcoming special events and interviews. We look forward to working with more Tutor Corps young ladies in the future.”
Part of a global movement for change, Dress for Success empowers women and boosts their confidence as they go out into the world to secure better and brighter futures. Dress for Success SW Florida helps underprivileged women in both Collier and Lee Counties.
The Guadalupe Center creates possibilities through education in its mission to break the cycle of poverty for 1,100 children a day in Immokalee by providing Early Childhood Education, After-School Tutoring, and the college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. For more information or for a tour of the Guadalupe Center, please visit guadalupecenter.org or call 239-657-7158.