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Fashion With Friday Academy | 2020 International Workshop

Our INTL WKSP is designed to teach + mentor the next generation

of aspiring Creative Scholars in Guyana, South America.

$3,920 raised

$10,000 goal

47

supporters

  

6

months until Guyana

  

7

supporter rewards

  

(see below for rewards)

  

Hello FWF Academy Supporters!

My name is Friday Lynton, Founder + Workshop Director for the FWF Academy; I'm excited to announce that we'll be heading to Guyana, South America for our 1st International Workshop in 2020!   

What's the master plan?

I believe that kids around the world deserve an opportunity

to learn the blueprint of how to become a impactful Creative Entrepreneur, so in July 2020, myself & a few volunteers will teach + mentor over 70 budding Creative Scholars (ages 8-16) who reside within my family’s home of Ithaca Village located in the Berbice, West Bank region of Guyana, South America.

Our core mission is to plant the seed of Creative Critical

Thinking and provide an alternative career + life purpose

option for the kids of Ithaca. 

International Workshop Destination: Ithaca Village Nursery School

(Guyana, South America)

DONATION METHODS

1. FWF ACADEMY'S CASH APP

FWF Academy's Summer 2019 Class Photo (w/ Creative Mentors)

1. FWF ACADEMY'S CASH APP

Mini Panel Discussion with Creative Mentors: Holyrad Studio (Brooklyn NY)

Luxury Showroom Workshop w/ CEO of Hermes: Hermes of Paris (NYC)

Creative Scholars learning about luxury leather goods, the luxury market and DIOR's target consumer via the Luxury Retail Workshop: DIOR (SoHo, NYC)

Sneaker Business Pitch Workshop, Sponsored by Foot Locker HQ: (NYC)

Scholars exploring the construction of a garment via the Luxury Retail Workshop:

Acne Studios (SoHo, NYC)

Creative Scholar hard at work via the FWF Academy's Business Pitch Workshop

What are the primary goals + objectives?

Your pledge will help us to expand the impact of the NYC workshops to the Aspiring Creative Scholars of Ithaca Village and allow us to provide them with an alternative career path + life purpose.

 

While in Guyana, we plan to:

  • launch the FWF Academy's 1st International Workshop

  • provide an experiential & educational workshop for the aspiring Creative Scholars of Ithaca Village with a focus on creative entrepreneurship, unconventional fashion design, critical creative thinking, peer collaboration, career + educational options within the industry & more

  • plan + execute a fun capstone event for the completion of the workshop

  • supply the school with the necessary educational tools, teaching supplies + learning materials

  • contribute to school's physical structure via necessary repairs

 

 

Why Ithaca Village?

Ithaca Village is a small land of magic and love. Though seemingly forgotten and visually underdeveloped, the village holds a highly developed tradition of rich culture and is inhabited by beautiful ambitious people who love and care for each other. The weather is warm and the vibes are on. Many generations ago, my family tree began to grow within this village which holds an estimated population of 1,000 or less with an average household income of around $500USD.

These mini video clips are visuals from my previous family trip to Guyana in 2015!

For an aspiring Creative Scholar with potential and determination, creative based education + opportunities are sparse & career options are super limited; a choice between the common fields of education, government & political positions run dominant, leaving little to no option to pursue anything along the creative entrepreneurship path. For continuing education, one must leave the country to experience alternative and non- traditional options. 

Why $10,000?

Your backing will provide the wings for us to do some amazing work while in Guyana. The  explanation is pretty simple and has been broken down by category to provide insight on where/how the money will be used (shown below):

 

Category A: Workshop Fees

(Workshop Supplies, Workbooks, Textbooks, Learning Aids, Books for 60 Scholars)
 

Category B: Scholars Expenses

(uniforms, daily lunch, village transportation fees for 60-70 Scholars + trips to town )
 

Category C: Travel + Room / Board

(round trip flights from NYC to Guyana for 3 Volunteers/Creative Mentors, travel expenses to and from the airport + around the village/country, living expenses for our time in the village)
 

Category D: Rewards for Backers

(the cost to produce + package your amazing thank you gifts!)
 

Category E: Supply Shipment

(Pre - shipment of all supplies via Barrel shipping services-10 barrels maximum)
 

Category F: School Repairs + Resources

(Infrastructure repairs for the school, paint, tools, maintenance supplies, fans, boards, learning aids, seating, tables, resources)
 

Why Support?

Backing + Supporting this Kickstarter Campaign will provide us with the tools to plant the seeds of creative entrepreneurship within the minds of the Scholars who reside in Ithaca Village. What you're contributing is soo much more than a monetary donation, it is an ounce of support on our mission to mentor the next Oprah, Steve Jobs, Vera Wang, Kerby Jean- Raymond, Tyler Perry or Bill Gates of Guyana (all successful creative + business minds). 

Imagine this: 10+ years from now, you'll log onto (insert future social media platform here) and see that an FWF Academy International Creative Scholar has founded a business that will change the world, while thanking you and everyone else who helped the Academy to successfully execute the INTL WKSP all those years ago. Your heart will be warm + full.

Cheers to the next generation of International Creative Leaders + Entrepreneurs!

Thank you for your time, generosity, encouragement, donations, support & word of mouth (tell your friends + family!), we truly appreciate it! :)

Feel free to follow our progress via social media & our website via the following links: IG: @fwfacademy + FB: fashion with friday academy + Web: fashionwithfriday.com

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REWARDS!

Backing + Supporting this Kickstarter Campaign will provide us with the tools to plant the seeds of creative entrepreneurship within the minds of the Scholars who reside in Ithaca Village. What you're contributing is soo much more than a monetary donation, it is an ounce of support on our mission to mentor the next Oprah, Steve Jobs, Vera Wang, Kerby Jean- Raymond, Tyler Perry or Bill Gates of Guyana (all successful creative + business minds).