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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.