I Matter 2 Eco-Friendly Youth Fashion Show & Music Concert
In July of 2019, CFF partnered with Beach Roots Concert and the United Cambodian Community to produce the I Matter 2 Youth Fashion Show and Music Concert at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). We gathered amazing community members and sponsors that wanted to shed light on and create awareness of bullying and suicide that plagues the youth in our communities.
Parents, community members, teachers, coaches, and designers joined us in cheering on teams of youth designers from local High Schools as they competed against each other and showcased their talents by designing eco-friendly clothing using two items from the following categories: Denim & Diamonds, Leather & Lace, Satin & Steel, Pleather & Pearls, and Silk and Steel. The youth also incorporated an empowering message about bullying and suicide into their designs.
The winners of the fashion show received backstage VIP passes to attend New York Fashion week, along with travel and lodging! The main designer was able to select their favorite design which was featured at the Morocco fashion show.
Check back for information on upcoming I Matter 2 events from CFF.
I Matter 2 Anti-Bullying and Suicide Awareness Mini Conference and Resource Fair.
CFF hosted the first I Matter 2 event 2018 at The Long Beach First Church of the Nazarene. In 2019, we collaborated with Boo 2 Bullying, United Against Hate, Angels Model Transformation Foundation and 23 Seeds of Greatness to bring our community a much-needed anti-bullying and suicide awareness conference and resource fair.
The event was well attended by youth, parents, school counselors and personnel, and anyone who has been affected by these serious topics.
Considering the 2018 suicides of public figures as well as youth as young as six years old, we were urged by our community to come together to empower our youth and show them that they matter, and we brought together 16 amazing presenters from law enforcement, as well as therapists, and families who lost a loved one due to bullying or suicide. The resource fair featured information from 35 community organizations including life coaches, nutritionists, spiritual healers, exercise trainers, domestic violence counselors, college counselors. Youth also benefited from on the spot counseling.