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Help At Risk Youth Become Fashion Successes
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Ended Oct 3, 2014
The Make Den has been providing sewing, screen printing and fashion design classes for at-risk youth for 4 years.Teaching life-skills like sewing provides our students with a sense of creative community, self confidence, pride and brings dreams to life. More
The Make Den is a small sewing studio in the west end of Toronto. We are a social enterprise which has been providing sewing classes for at-risk youth since 2010. Our students participate in an 8 week sewing class, where they learn the basics of threading up a sewing machine, sewing straight seams and then making a simple tote bag and a make-up pouch.

The results of our sewing classes are then donated to Covenant House, a youth shelter in Toronto. We have given away handbags, make-up cases and even prom dresses to deserving youth living in care.

Our students come to us from all over the GTA - some of them are living in group homes or youth shelters, some of them have been through the court system and some of them have been victims of bullying in their schools.

The Make Den provides employable skills as well as advanced fashion design instruction. Our goal is to raise money to provide our most talented students with intensive summer programming, post-secondary application support and the materials to bring their dreams to life.

Our goal is to provide positive role models as well as access to opportunities, resources, skills and materials to at-risk youth in the GTA. Here is a powerful testimonial from one of our students who was bullied from the time he was 8 years old, and still faces discrimination because of his sexuality at school today. You can also see some of his remarkable styling work online here as well:

http://azizvivant.blogspot.ca

Check out press coverage about our organization here:

http://www.thestar.com/life/2010/07/07/for_these_teens_style_builds_their_substance.html

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/dress-for-success/article1514233/?service=mobile
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