DC Youth Learn the Art of Fashion with the Sew N Know Program

Dozens of youth from the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center are preparing to strut their stuff on stage this weekend as they participate in what’s called “The Sew N Know Spring Fashion Show.” Students will be showcasing their very own garments and apparel they created as part of the program, which is designed to help expose youth to the world of business and fashion.  Janice Rankins is the leader behind this program and she gave WHUR’s Taylor Thomas  a sneak peak at some of the outfits the students created in today’s edition of #WHURLive.

The Sew N Know Program” curriculum has exposed thousands of District youth to the art, science, and business of apparel construction and the fashion industry. The goal of the program is to effectively teach sewing disciplines in order to build youth’s self-confidence, explore their own creativity, learn marketing and entrepreneurial skills, and ultimately assist them to become economically self-sufficient.

What:  The Sew N Know Spring Fashion Show

When:  Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm

Where: Southeast Tennis and Learning Center – 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020

The event is free and open to ALL


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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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