Atlanta based mentoring program educates girls about the Fashion Industry

Great opportunities from  Atlanta International Fashion Week:

“If your interest is in modeling, fashion design, fashion buying, graphic design, fashion photography, then this program is for you!

This year we are launching the Fashion Apprentice a Pretty Academy Ambassador and Mentor Program – an opportunity for 20 emerging talents interested in the fashion, design, beauty and retail industry to gain hands on experience and education.

The goal of “Pretty Apprentices” is to encourage, guide and educate girls on the ins and outs of the fashion industry. We promote female confidence, courage, educational and personal development. We are committed to becoming positive mentors for future leaders and tomorrow’s trendsetters. AIFW “Pretty Apprentices” aims to assist the young girls by giving them a first hand view on how these different components come together to create what is known collectively as the “Fashion Industry”. Our mentor program also offers young girls the unique opportunity to learn from each other and AIFW staff the best ways to promote positive body image and self-esteem.
Beyond Fashion week, we plan to expand the program to accommodate 20 girls by providing enrichment programs, workshops and seminars. These series of meeting will empower these young women to promote positive body image among their peers, promote their growth and knowledge of the Fashion industry, and encourage community involvement through volunteering. We also plan to produce an annual fashion show where the girls are involved in every step of the planning process, giving them hands on experience on what it takes to put on a fashion production.

Following an initial review, a short list of applicants will be selected by the AIFW Advisory board and may either be invited to participate in one-on-one interviews conducted in Atlanta or via Teleconference by the fashion mentors and AIFW.

Applicants will be notified if they have been short-listed for interviews.

Please do not hesitate to contact AIFW if you have a question.

Applicants must: demonstrate vision, skill, creativity, innovation and business acumen; complete the questionnaire and attach the required documents.

The internship(s) will be a minimum of 1 week during AIFW for the first phase.

Mentor Program Criteria: STUDENTS-must be between 8 to 18 years of age with interest in the fashion industry.

To become apart, email us at”

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2 Responses to Atlanta based mentoring program educates girls about the Fashion Industry

  1. Roderick Steele says:

    I’m a juvenile court system contractor in Conyer GA, and I am also a mentor. I have a young lady that is interested in fashion and I would like to help her persue her goals so she can have an opportunity in life. Can you please contact me via email at with some information. Please Help.

  2. Truly Alvarenga says:

    Paula Whittle Who runs this is a fraud She took the derringers money and canceled the show the day of. They never even booked the venue that the show was suppose to take place at. Do Not Have anything thing to do with these people !

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