The event was held in observance of ‘Youth Protection, Sexual Assault and Awareness Month”. Guest were asked to wear anything denim and to bring a friend to share in the fundraising efforts. The outdoor event included an assortment of refreshments and a fashion show. Denim Day is a call to action for people to come together by wearing denim as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence. By participating in Denim Day, elected officials, businesses and students make a social statement with their fashion to wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
YIM is the brainchild of sculpture and community trustee Khamil L. Ojoyo, Founder/President of Youth In Motion, Inc. YIM began their non-profit journey in 2014 as a youth development organization focused on mentoring youths.
Other events throughout the year included a Kwanza celebration and Black History contest. This summer YIM will begin their 16-week summer program focusing on building students’ self-esteem, parliamentarian procedures, leadership, public speaking and field trips to local businesses, museums and civic organizations. Shown L-R are fashion participants: Alex Dozier (Coordinator), Cynthia Toby, Tonja Gilbert, Chris Gilbert, Valerie Daise, Terry L. Roundtree, Khamni Clark, Shia Dozier, Randolph Gaskin, Maurice Chin and Lance Gibson.