BSO HELPS STUDENTS DRESS FOR SUCCESS
TEENS TURN FROM SNEAKERS AND SKINNY JEANS TO DRESS SHIRTS AND SUITS
Date: August 15, 2012
Months before they walk across a stage for high school graduation, 250 Boyd Anderson students have agreed to transform themselves twice a week into polished professionals more ready for boardrooms than classrooms. To help the students, who participate in the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders program, their school principal sent a letter to community leaders in May asking for donations of new or gently-worn business attire.
“Before & After” Photo Op with Boyd Anderson students
11 a.m., Thursday, August 16
Boyd Anderson High School, main entrance
3050 NW 41st St.
“We are working tirelessly to help our students achieve at higher levels thus increasing the graduation rate and the number of students that enroll in college after graduation,” Principal Angel Almanzar wrote. “I believe that if we can create a professional environment for learning, we will increase test scores and increase graduation rates.”
On Thursday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office will deliver about 40 boxes - or 1,000 pounds - of professional clothing to Boyd Anderson High School for the Dress for Success program.
“I’m happy to know that we might have played some small role in the successful futures of these students,” Sheriff Al Lamberti said.
This report by:
Dani Moschella / PIO