Local mother reaching out to students through fashion show

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News 12 This Morning/Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013

(WRDW)--"It's important to me as a mother of five children to help them understand the fact that [they] a job when they get older. They need to go to school so they can become something.," said Vontrice White.

White says she feels helping students understand the value of looking ahead is so important that she wanted to share it with more children than her own.

So she decided to organize an event aimed at empowering students and their dreams.

"It's call The Children Are Our Future Fashion show it basically allows them to understand that we stand behind them 100 percent with their dreams and their visions and what they want to be when they grow up.," she explained.

About 20 children ages 2 - 17 are participating and they've been competing selling raffle tickets and learning about different career options they could have.

"My true focus is making sure that the kids actually have fun and embrace what they want to be when they grown up," said White.

Another main focus--teaching how to give back.

All proceeds from the event sales go to Head of the Giant Ministry Inc.,an organization that helps homeless mothers and children in our area.

"Not only are we investing in the children, but we're investing in single mothers and children that really don't have anything."

White tells me she plans to hold The Children Are Our Future fashion show once a year in hopes of continuing to promote parent and community involvement in students lives.

"It's one of the reasons I actually wanted to make it a community-wide event because at the end of the day, it takes a village to raise a child," she said.

The entire community is welcomed to this event, which is this Saturday, November 2nd.

The show starts at 3 pm at Remnant Ministries in Evans. Admissions is $5 per person and, again, all money goes to the Head of the Giant Ministry, Inc.

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