Monday, August 10, 2015

What does a quinceanera mean to you?

Our Quince Girls share what the quince project experience means to them....


"You become more responsible and mature as a person. Having a quinceanera is unique. It is a moment in your life that you will never forget! You get to have fun with your friends and family." Yizel

"Enjoy this special moment in your life because it is only once in a lifetime that you will be fifteen and you will get a to celebrate and have so much fun with family members and friends." -Jennifer




"This quinceanera is a special day to me because I am going to meet new friends and share my feelings with other people." Iran

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Madrinas Wanted

The Quince Project Madrinas team is a group of local female leaders dedicated to helping make girls' quince dreams come true. This team helps with leadership workshops, mentoring youth, contributing to fundraising efforts and aiding with quince event planning. To volunteer, contact us at quinceproject@yahoo.com.

Volunteers can assist with...
-Organizing fundraisers
-Help with quince celebration prep & event planning
-Mentoring a participant
-Coordinating a dress drive
-Soliciting quince sponsorships & contributions
-Organizing leadership workshops
-Coordinating cultural field trips
-Promoting our program

Pro-bono services are needed of the following...
-Professional services of a graphic designer to create invitations
-Professional services of caterer or cake baker to provide event catering or a cake
-Professional services of an event planner or interior designer to provide event decorations
-Professional services of photography for portraits & event photographs
-Professional services of a dance choreographer
-Professional services of a band or DJ
-Professional services of a make-up artist & hair stylist

To volunteer, contact us at quinceproject@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quince Project Celebration 2014



QUINCE PROJECT 2014 MAKES QUINCES COME TRUE

WHAT: Leadership development and cultural program provides a free quinceañera to deserving girls. 

WHEN: Charity group Quinceañera celebration to be held on August 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Sand Dunes Ballroom (11400 Rojas Dr, El Paso, TX 79936)

WHY: The mission of the Quince Project is to provide teens with the tools they need to succeed as young adults. This program helps girls embrace and celebrate their culture as they prepare for the transition into young adults. 

WHO:  Young women were chosen based on their leadership, volunteer and academic experience. Primary emphasis was given to girls who have overcome a significant obstacle, a traumatic experience or faced financial hardships. Girls committed to leadership workshops and service projects during the summer as they worked as a team to plan their group quince celebration. A team of Madrinas served as mentors throughout the process and volunteered to aid girls in fundraising and planning their group quince celebration.

HOW: For more information, email quinceproject@yahoo.com, call 915.219.8554 or visit http://quincegirlproject.blogspot.com

ABOUT THE QUINCE PROJECT: 
The Quince Project is a summer leadership program geared towards helping Latina teens make the transition from girlhood to young adult through a quinceañera celebration. Members learn about their heritage and the cultural significance of a quinceañera as they work in small teams to develop leadership skills and organize a group quince. The Quince Project aims to inspire young girls to take pride in their culture, self and community as they begin their transition into strong young women. A group of madrinas rally together to make quince dreams come true by volunteering their time and resources to contribute elements essential to a quinceañera. Community support is needed  to guarantee a special day for quince project members in the form of venue space, catering, décor and quince dresses.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Quince Project Accepting Applications


The Quince Project is hosting a summer leadership program geared toward helping teen girls make the transition from girlhood to young adult through a quinceañera celebration. Young women are invited to apply to this free program which will culminate with a group quince party. Girls will learn about their heritage and the cultural significance of a quinceañera as they work in small teams to develop leadership skills and organize a group quince. The mission of Quince Project is to provide young Latinas with the tools they need to succeed as young adults. Our objective is to encourage young Latinas to become leaders in their communities, to foster cultural pride, to pursue higher education, to build life skills, to discover creative ways to express themselves and to develop a strong voice.

Members commit to attending two Saturday workshops per month throughout the summer.
Open to girls ages 13-16. Young women will be chosen based on their leadership, volunteer and academic experience. Primary emphasis will be given to girls who have overcome a substantial challenge in their life or who have a financial hardship.
Who: Girls ages 13-16
What: leadership development program
When: Application deadline is June 6
Why: Gain leadership skills & win a quince celebration
How: To apply, complete an online application here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZJXRMC7