PRLog - Nov. 7, 2012 - HARTFORD, Conn. -- Queens of Wigs is happy to announce that they are one of the community program providers for the Youth Alive Mentoring Program via Ebony Horsewomen. The cosmetology course is taught by Yondel Benjamin of Queens of Wigs.
Wig Vision Boards Created by Youth Alive students
The cosmetology program is an intro to cosmetology where students learn about self esteem, the true meaning of beauty, basic wig designing skills, professional business etiquette, marketing and much more. The beauty of this course is that it touches a little bit of every subject. It teaches math through measuring and business strategies. Geography through origins of hair. Science through learning about synthetic fibers and its reaction to heat also learning about various hair glues and the components inside. Also, students touch base on Communication and Language Arts through journal writing and other writing activities. The program is very unique and its definitely not just wigs.
The Youth Alive mentoring program is a city of Hartford grant for students ages 10-16 years old. The annual program is currently being hosted by Ebony Horsewomen Inc, located on 337 Vine Street in Hartford CT.
The purpose of this program is to not only give students that opportunity to build a positive rapport with a mentor but also to grow and learn skills that are not available in the traditional educational school setting. The program can help many children:
· Broaden experiences and add more opportunities for growth
· Learn how to deter negative decisions
· Improve participation and grades in school
· Become more self-confident
· Learn what its like to be a positive active community citizen
Other community program partners for the Youth Alive are
African Drumming and Dance by Sankofa Kumba
Horseback Riding and Animal Science by Ebony Horsewomen Inc
Sports with Shawn Bell
Culinary with Richard Moriarty
The annual afterschool program is currently enrolling. Please contact the Tonya Durham at (860) 293-2914 to enroll your child. Don’t let your child miss out on such a great opportunity that’s actually an intriguing experience for your child that will make them stand out.