Ojoyo’s Denim Fashion Show Runway Supports Youth Protection and Awareness

Youth in Motion (YIM) held their inaugural Community Spring Fashion Show entitled “Dare to Wear Denim” at the Ojoyo Center on Golfair Boulevard.

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.

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