YOUNG FASHION FUND
Organized by: Sabina Montinar
In 2014 I started a blog to talk about the evolution of personal style and how your personal style told your story and created your personal identity. Through that blog I got the idea to do a scholarship. My personal style has been a journey and I was proud where I had been but I wanted to support someone else and their story. So I created the Up and Comer Scholarship, giving spotlight to a rising beauty/fashion student. I personally supported one student in my home town with a $150 gift card and gift bag of beauty goods. Surprising this deserving student has been by far the greatest accomplishment in my career. This year I want to evolve the blog and scholarship and support the growing topic in fashion, where is the diversity?
YOUNF FASHION FUND is being created to help diverse up and coming creatives who seek a career in fashion or beauty with support through scholarships and internships. I want to take that small idea I had last year and turn it into a full scholarship that can provide support to multiple students each year. We want to expose students to corporate leaders but mostly entrepreneurs, exposing them to opportunities they can create. Giving them another point of view to leadership and achievement.
Our vision is simple: increase the number of diverse talent in the fashion industry. But I need your help. I am doing this campaign to raise funds to get YOUNG FASHION FUND off the ground. The team I am building is pure volunteerism so all funds raised will be used to get YFF incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, establish a web presence, and support scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 school year. My goal is to support at least two students this school year. The number of scholarships will be determined by the number of funds we can raise. It will be a check to the deserving student(s) and a beauty/fashion starter kit. Your support will help make that all possible. I once was that kid looking for inspiration in a field I knew nothing about. I am trying to help create a platform where I can give back to those like me. I want to help create a more inclusive culture and fill the void in the industry I love.
I thank you for reading this and supporting me on this next journey and supporting future scholarship recipients of YOUNG FASHION FUND.
Mission: Young Fashion Fund wants to expand the world of fashion by empowering diverse creatives to pursue a career in fashion and beauty through entrepreneurship or leadership in global retail organizations. YFF supports students through scholarships and internship opportunities.