WELCOME TO THE CREATIVE, FUN WORLD OF FYFF!

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Empowering Individuals
to Design Their Own Destiny

Ongoing - October 2020
Hurricane Relief - Delta & Laura for Victims in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish
please click here for more information in this program

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SUMMER 2020   ~~~   NEW ORLEANS 
STUDIO / WORKSHOP / OFFICE TO OPEN !
PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON !


 WE PLAN TO OPEN OUR MAIN BRANCH IN CENTRAL CITY, IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
However, for now, we are holding small 1-day workshops
on Sixth Street, New Orleans LA 70115.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Physical Meeting Are Postponed Due To The Coronavirus,
Facebook Meetings are on-going :


Student's Meeting are held on the Second Saturday of each month
Click HERE for Information or Location 
~     times: 10:00 am to Noon     ~
Everyone is invited to attend.  
(Please email Students@FYFF.org, if a date is not listed here in time.)


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Volunteer's Meeting are held on the Second Thursday of each month.
 Click HERE for Information or Location  -  ~     times: 10:00 am to Noon     ~  Everyone is invited to attend.  
(Please email Volunteers@FYFF.org if a date is not listed here in time.) 
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To sign-up or for more information - CLICK HERE  


ON-going PROGRAMS:
 

Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, we had to cut this workshop short. 
Mardi Gras + St Pat/Joseph's Day Sale, 4 week, total 15 hour workshop dedicated to
​ALTERATIONS and RE-PURPOSING of already constructed garments.

Click here for more details


WORKSHOPS Starting Soon !


FOR ALL STUDENT EVENTS:  Please CLICK HERE to download a Participant Application and the Parent / Guardian Consent form.  At times sewing and using sharp tools are involved.  
However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon (even if no date is listed).  Every Child   – Student coming from low-income residence is invited to attend classes (some have age/financial requirements).  Due to lack of funding, STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO SUPPLY SOME ITEMS, those lacking in supplies will not be turned away.  
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Basic Construction Class
We are hoping to have the funds to hold this 5 day Workshop:   One (1) Design Class, Two (2) Drafting & Pattern Making Classes and Two (2) Construction & Fit Classes. Sewing/Scissors are involved.  STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SUPPLY SOME ITEMS.  Every Child – Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 13-20) is invited to attend classes, However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon!  
Class will be on Saturdays.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.  ~     times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm     ~

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Basic Web Design Class
(Winter - TBA) 
We are hoping to have the funds to hold this 5 day Workshop:   During these sessions students develop a professional-quality web portfolio demonstrating their growth as a web developer and knowledge of accessible web design. Learning the range of technologies to allow students to develop high quality web sites that, work seamlessly on mobile, tablet, and large screen browsers accessible. Added to next class is the importance of copyright laws and infringement. STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SUPPLY SOME ITEMS.  Every Child – Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 13-20) is invited to attend classes, However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon!  
Class will be on Saturdays.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.  ~     times: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm     ~
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Home Furnishings Construction Class 
(Fall + Winter - TBA)
Two Classes: We are hoping hold a 3 Saturday Workshops to get ready for the wonderful upcoming holiday season! Some Sewing/Scissors(maybe) and Design & Art Principles.  
Every Child – Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 10-20) is invited to attend classes,
However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon!
Class will be on Saturdays.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.  ~     times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm     ~  
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Prep for Your Future Workshop – (Quarterly - TBA)
In these workshops, students learn a multitude of skills to help them move forward after graduating high school.  Please look below at past classes to see all that is usually included.  Major focus on writing and computers skills.  Every Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 16-21) is invited to attend classes, However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon!   Class will be held on Saturdays.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.
~     times: 9:00 am to 11:00 am     ~
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Resume and Letter Writing Skills – (Bi-Monthly - TBA)
In this one day workshop, students learn the basics of  writing effective resumes and business letters, as well as the beginnings of creating their own constructive blog and social media pages in the hopes to gain an edge in the competitive job and college applicant markets. Every Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 15-21) is invited to attend classes, However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon!   
Class will be held on a Saturday.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.
~     times: 9:00 am to 11:00 am     ~
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New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Field Trips, Craft, Music + Food Workshops ( April +  May 2 weeks) 
Artisan Craft, Music + Food WORKSHOP - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Ten days where students attend New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Students get to interact with working artists and local businesses while surround by a plethora of live music.
​For Orleans Parish, Louisiana Students.  

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Winter Formal – (Nov + Dec - TBA)
We are hope to have funding for this annual fun workshop.  Month long, 3 week, total 12 hour workshop dedicated to ALTERATIONS and RE-PURPOSING of already constructed garments.  Sewing/Scissors are involved.  STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SUPPLY SOME ITEMS. Every Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 15-19) is invited to attend classes, However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon! 
Class will be held on Saturdays.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.
~     times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm     ~
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Prep for the Prom Class – (April - TBA)
We are hope to have funding for this annual fun workshop.  Month long, 3 week, total 12 hour workshop dedicated to ALTERATIONS and RE-PURPOSING of already constructed garments. Sewing/Scissors are involved.  STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SUPPLY SOME ITEMS. Every Student residing in Middle Tennessee (aged 15-19) is invited to attend classes, However Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon! 
Class will be held on Saturdays.  LOCATION & DATES to be announced.
~     times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm     ~


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 We plan to open our main branch in Central City in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Therefore, our classes in Tennessee may be postponed.
Please CLICK HERE to download a Participant Application and the Parent / Guardian Consent form Sewing/Scissors are sometimes involved.  Due to lack of funding, STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO SUPPLY SOME ITEMS (those lacking in supplies will not be turned away).  Space / Equipment IS Limited, so sign-up soon!


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CONTEST! (on-going)
1st & 2nd places will win a nifty prize !! 
We need fund-raising ideas (what to create to sell, where, etc)




PAST EVENTS

BASIC CONSTRUCTION CLASS 
This is a fantastic & fun 5 day/week workshop which consisted of: ONE (1) DESIGN CLASS, TWO (2) DRAFTING & PATTERN MAKING CLASSES AND TWO (2) CONSTRUCTION & FIT CLASSES.  Students from Benton, Carroll & Humphreys Counties attended.  In 2014 we added classes (winter months) for Orleans Parish, Louisiana students. 
2020 - SCHEDULED April + December (Pending dates due to Coronavirus)

2019 - COMPLETED April + December 
2018 - COMPLETED April + December 
2017 - COMPLETED April + December 

2016 - COMPLETED April + December 
2015 - COMPLETED April + December
2014 - COMPLETED April + December
2013 - COMPLETED February + December
2012 - COMPLETED February + December
2011 – COMPLETED April + September
2010 - COMPLETED November  
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WEBSITE DESIGN CLASS

Learning the range of technologies to allow students to develop high quality web sites that, work seamlessly on mobile, tablet, and large screen browsers accessible. This will include developing their ability to design and implement a responsive site that utilizes tools to create a site that is accessible to a wide audience, including those with visual, audio, physical, and cognitive impairments. During these sessions they develop a professional-quality web portfolio demonstrating their growth as a web developer and knowledge of accessible web design. 
2020 - Completed February (New Orleans),

2019 - Completed February (New Orleans),
2018 - Completed February (New Orleans),

2017 - Completed February (New Orleans, LA), Completed November (Holladay, Tn)
2016 - Completed February (New Orleans, LA), Completed November (Holladay, Tn)
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PREP for YOUR Future
2 Month, 7 day, total 22 hour session was a fun & informative (for both students & instructors)! Young men & ladies learned the basics of planning their future after graduation. Particular points of interest: Resume's, Scholarships, ACT Testing, and College, Grant/Loan Applications.  Combined with the freedoms, responsibilities and consequences of independence, website, online self-promotions, and financial agreements.  Nov in Tennessee students from Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Humphreys + Perry Counties attended. In 2014 we added classes (Dec + Feb months) for Orleans Parish, Louisiana students.  
Held April and October (On-going).
2020 (Pending date due to Coronavirus)
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 - COMPLETED
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PREP for the Prom Sewing Class 

Month long, 7 day, total 21 hour session was a blast! The all-female learned garment alteration basics. Plus, more importantly, they discovered they could create a New! Unique! One-of–a-kind! (Better) fitted garment in the same time (& with less aggravation) than the effort it took with the alterations!  What Fun!! 
Held March/April (2020 Date postponed due to Coronavirus).
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 - COMPLETED 
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Artisan Craft and Music WORKSHOP
- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Two weekends where students attend New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Students get to interact with working artists and local businesses while surround by a plethora of live music. Started in 2015, for Orleans Parish, Louisiana students.

2020 - (TBA),

2019 - COMPLETED April/ May, THANK YOU! Community Outreach for your donation of tickets!
2018 - COMPLETED April/ May,  THANK YOU! Community Outreach for your donation of tickets!

2017 - COMPLETED April/ May, THANK YOU! Community Outreach for your donation of tickets!
2016 - COMPLETED April/ May, THANK YOU! Community Outreach for your donation of tickets!
2015 -  COMPLETED April/ May 
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HALLOWEEN SEWING:
COSTUME & RE-INVENTION 
Design and construction in a 1 day Workshop for creative costume ideas for old, unwanted clothing / items.  
2020 (TBA), 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014,2013,2012, 2011 – COMPLETED in October 
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HOLIDAY SEWING:
HOME FURNISHINGS
Design and construction 3 day Workshop for all things festive during the holidays.  Students from Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Humphreys + Perry Counties attended.  Held twice a year. 
2020 - SCHEDULED, April, November (Dates postponed due to Coronavirus).

2019 - COMPLETED April + November
2018 - COMPLETED April + November 

2017 - COMPLETED April + November 

2016 - COMPLETED April + November 

2015 - COMPLETED April + November
2014 - COMPLETED April + November
2013 - COMPLETED  April + November
2012 - COMPLETED March + November
2011 – COMPLETED April + December
2010 - COMPLETED November 
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Memphis Fashion:
Show + Boutique
Design Seminar, Fashion Show + Retail Boutique for 2 days.  Students from Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Humphreys, Perry + Shelby Counties created + attended.  Usually help during Helen Brett Show Week.
Held annually.  2016 we are going to Add New Orleans Fashion Show + Boutique!
2020 (TBA), 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 
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FIRST Annual 8th VS 7th Graders - Perry County - Recycling/ Creative Construction Build-OFF - 2012
THE SEVENTH GRADERS beat out the Eighth by a slim margin this year, making a super-duper creative castle! Completed - February 2012
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2011 HOME DEPOT's
Veterans Gift Card Program – Ongoing Since September 2011
For any US Veteran who has a need for tools generously donated by    The Home Depot ($200 gift-cards per person).  Held at various location, usually during special community events (such as, Antique Tractor Pull and Perry County Outdoor Saturday Concerts). Please click here for more information about the grant received or to apply. 
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2010 AMERICAN GIRL'S DRESS DESIGN
– COMPLETED June
Design Your Dream Dress Contest Workshop. Students from Benton and Carroll Counties attended.
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2009 Beginner's Sewing Class
– COMPLETED December
THIS WAS OUR VERY FIRST CLASS!!! 5 Week, 6 day, total 18 hour session was a huge success!  Students from Benton County attended.