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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Growing up in a military family, Taylor Thomas lived overseas until she was 16 years old. She called places such as Great Britain and the Philippines home. For a time, Taylor even spoke with a British accent. Well now she resides in the DC area and for the past three years has worked as the news anchor for The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WHUR. Recently, Taylor has adopted the Washington Redskins as her most loved pro sports team.

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