Our mission is to use the Essential Elements Collection to make a difference. We want to teach young single mothers how to construct garments in the Essential Elements Collection. After training, they can work along with us and earn while we support their efforts to further their education.
Single mothers who have to work either full or part time while attending school are twice as likely to drop out. We want to give them the opportunity to wrap their work hours around their class hours so that they can work towards earning a degree, diploma, and/or certification that will start them on a career path.
Helping single mothers gain a college education not only boosts their ability to have financial sustainability, but increases the likelihood that their children will seek a higher education. The benefits go beyond them and their children. Single mothers with sustainable income also become more engaged in their communities.