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Game Changer Suits for Seniors program provides professional wear for graduating students
If you look the part, you can feel the part. That’s part of the message behind the Suits for Seniors program, which provides a suit to a graduating high school senior along with life skills the students can take with them on their next chapter.
Suits for Seniors: Empowerment program benefits high school students with a tailored suit
Suits for Seniors is a 4 to 8 week program that was created for graduating high school seniors so they are able to be awarded a full tailored suit, tips and strategies for success in their future endeavors, and personal speeches from several professionals from various successful walks of life.
Dwyer (Fla.) football seniors earn free tailored suits for financial literacy training
A Florida-based teen financial literacy program led to a set of free suits for one of the state’s famed high school football programs as part of a partnership that aims to improve the lives of talented young athletes off the field.
Mohammad Shatara said he was never “a program kid.” He went to school, football and home every day. The same routine for all four years of high school — school, football, home. Until, his athletic director suggested he go to “some meeting” after school.
It’s stunning to think what a mere suit can do for a young man with ambition. For 18-year-old Raymond Austin, a senior at Boynton Beach High School, it changed his entire thought process and thus, the trajectory of his life. Now, he feels he’s on the road to success, feeling empowered and is ready to conquer the world – all through a program which awarded him a tailored suit! And he has an immense sense of respect, gratitude and humility towards the man who gave him his first suit since childhood.
Suits For Seniors recently suited 10 young men from Palm Beach Gardens High School. After eight weeks of intense education on financial literacy, leadership and hands on training about building a business, the high school seniors were awarded their brand new tailored suits.
Senator and Rubenstein Law attorney Darryl Rouson took these seniors on a tour of the capital in Tallahassee. These gentlemen take part in the Suits for Seniors program of which Rubenstein Law is a Gold sponsor. The mission of Suits for Seniors is to cultivate the academic, social, and leadership abilities of at-risk young people in Florida while enhancing their traditional education and social development.
The Quantum Foundation is accepting applications through July 27 from nonprofits in Palm Beach County to receive their share of $750,000. The eighth annual Quantum in the Community initiative supports nonprofits that help residents with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and transportation, among others.
I have a passion for the underserved and I’m going to do everything I can to help those individuals,” said councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman. Pittman has partnered with two groups, Suits for Seniors and Rubenstein Law Firm, to bring a program to Rebault High School and Raines High School for seniors – preparing them for their future. “It gives them an opportunity to say 'I can make it.' So when it’s time to prepare for jobs that they have the right tools in their tool box to go out and get a job,” Pittman said. Twnety-five seniors boys and girls will meet at their schools on the weekends or after school for eight weeks. When students finish this free course, they get more than a diploma.
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