HeartShare St. Vincent's Services
SLAY THE RUNWAY
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 66 Boerum Place | Brooklyn, NY
Doors open: 6:30 p.m. | Showtime: 7 p.m. | Cocktails for a Cause: 8 p.m.
An Arts Performance-Based Journey
The core of our foster youths' experience is a 12-week intensive arts performance-based program that incorporates both therapy and professional fashion model training. The curriculum balances the light and the heavy—uncovering and breaking down past trauma, while also building confidence through continued performance practice.
Peer Relationships > Healing > Self-Esteem > Resiliency
MELODY CENTENO + FOSTER CARE UNPLUGGED
Melody Centeno, a licensed master social worker, leads the program in partnership with HSVS. Being raised under the auspices of the Administration for Children's Services, she made the decision to devote her life towards supporting other foster care youth, "bridging personal experience with professional practice."
Her organization, Foster Care Unplugged, is focused on enriching and developing the lives of youth in foster care. Its mission is to identify foster care youth, and develop their emotional-social skills on their journey to resiliency and success within their educational and social environment on their way to adulthood.