Project TIES. Hosted by Roberts Wesleyan Phi Alpha students and Successful Pathways of YFC, the collaboration provides a business venture opportunity for young women to design, create, and sell fashion accessories. Using donated men’s neck ties, the young women will transform them into beautiful accessories. In the process, creating educational opportunities for young impoverished women of the Rochester area. The end goal of Project TIES is to become a micro-enterprise, an innovative solution to help young women gain greater access to education as well as learn valuable job life skills.
We at Successful Pathways make it a priority to change our services depending on the desires of the participants and the funding possibilities. Knowing this, Project TIES will look different at various times throughout the year and will have diverse needs as it changes.
Currently, we are in the beginning processes of brainstorming programming, recruiting volunteers, and collecting men’s neck ties. We have the possibility of a great way to begin the project this summer (July 7-August 15) with 20 students but are also looking to plan for the upcoming fall, specifically for in school teenage mothers. If this sounds like a project you would like to be a part of, please contact Kerri (Kerri.Phillips@yfcrochester.org) to help out!