Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Palm Beach Outlets. All opinions remain 100% my own.
Growing up in a single family home, I understand the struggles that exist every day for an underprivileged young person. The financial hardships and the day to day stress of being less fortunate are all too familiar. I thank God for placing the most amazing grandparents and mentors in my life. That old African proverb, "it takes a village", is so true.
When I think back on my past, I remember that we as a family always looked happy by the smiles on our faces. However, life was consistently very tough. It was a merry-go-round of bad memories due to recurring struggles...money struggles. It wasn't until I became a young adult and started to experience different and amazing things, that I realized life didn't have to be that hard, and that I can "CHOOSE MY OWN DESTINY"! Which is why I was extremely excited when Palm Beach Outlet's invited me to participate in a community event, where I would be discussing fashion blogging with several aspiring young ladies from the group called, "Girls II Women". GIIW "is a nonprofit organization, established in 1997, to help girls in undeserved neighborhoods in the Florida area to achieve their full personal and professional potential".
Upon arrival, we started our day at Saks by having breakfast, taking a tour of the fab store, teaching the girls about careers in retail, and how to put together interview outfit's. After we finished, we headed to BJ's Brewhouse, where we had a delicious lunch, and the guest speakers, including myself, provided the young ladies with a brief overview of how and why we chose our current profession. We also explained to them why education is so important, and to follow their passion. Last but not least we headed over to Jockey, where the girls learned about the proper bra fitting techniques, participated in a Q&A session and won super cool prizes, which included a $60.00 Jockey gift card.
I had such a great time hanging with the awesome girls of GIIW! The entire experience was amazing and very informative! I am also really happy to have had the opportunity to partner with the PBO's for this event.
Thanks again for a great opportunity!
For more information about the Girls II Women Organization please see below!
Call Girls II Women President Tonya Davis Johnson at 561-907-6597
Girls II Women
℅ Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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