Styles 4 Kidz Fall held their Fall Soiree last week and I was able to capture them celebrating the good work this organization does in our community! This organization has personally touched me as a foster parent and mother of an African American daughter so I was so excited to partner with them to share their story. In the early days of our daughter living with our family I was is search of advice, education, and help with hair care and talked to them on the phone so when they reached out to have me help them tell the story of their big fall event I knew it was a perfect fit!
The night was full of fabulous food (sponsored by KitchFix), a silent auction of many great items and experiences, & wonderful live music. The event was held at the beautiful space at CSS Academy (please check out the good they are doing in Brookfield). Tamekia Swint , the Styles 4 Kidz founder & executive direction revealed their new logo, vision and mission statements, and website as well but the most impactful part of the night was Tamekia and others sharing stories of impact. We heard from a mother who adopted African American children and found herself overwhelmed with the hair care needs and received friendship and knowledge from S4K and from a director at a group home about the impact S4K has had on the youth in care that reside in the the group home. The pride and self esteem that comes from S4K involvement has been such an important aspect of their work because it has been a source of pride for the youth and a bridge in building ongoing relationships. There were many thanks and an award presented to Jennifer Ridder for her support and encouragement since the founding of S4K. There was lots of hugs and laughter and celebrating as well as a call to action to further support this work!
One thing was clear to me the entire night: Styles 4 Kidz is not just about hair- it is about so much more!
Please check out the good work they are doing to empower families through education for trans- racial adoptive families and build self esteem and cultural pride for young people in foster care. They are building a diverse community of people that celebrate and work for hair care with heart!!!
I am so grateful to partner with amazing organizations doing good & hard work in our communities! See more organization storytelling images here and contact me if storytelling images would give your organization a vital voice on social media & communicate your vision to others!