The Dream Project

Mariah Alexis Reyes
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                                   HOT & BOTHERED:
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISE A TORCH FOR ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2012)-In the celebration of environmental sustainability, Franklin High School’s Dream Project Club will hold their 3rd annual Eco-Friendly Fashion Show at Franklin High school (820 North Avenue 54, Los Angeles, CA 90042, in the auxiliary gym) on November 30,2012 from 3-5 p.m.
            The Eco-friendly fashion show is HOT! It’s an event in which student display their wild creativity in original handmade eco-friendly designs based on garbage they’ve recycled. It may be trash, but it’s not trashy! Think “America’s Top Model” meets “Heal the Bay”. It was the tsunami in Japan that took place on March 2011 that inspired the Dream Project club to take action, and it’s become an annual event that has a buzz school-wide. 100% of the proceeds if this rags to riches experience will benefit the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
             Where did these students derive their inspiration? The Dream Project is an empowerment program for K-12 students established at Celerity Nascent Charter school, founded by author and therapist, Kelly Sullivan Walden. The Dream Project curriculum is facilitated by Franklin High School Life Skills/Health teacher, Melinda Conde. The program incorporates project-based learning that inspires students to solve the issues related to the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Mrs. Conde’s motto is  “Make It Happen” and that’s exactly what the dreamers have been doing at Franklin High school…expecially during the Eco-Fashion Show.
The Dream Project club at Franklin High school are the infinite dreamers of our generation. They strive for serving others locally and globally, while being the change they wish to see in the world (to borrow a phrase from Ghandi). For more information you can visit www.dreamprojectun.ning.com


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