Dozens of male, high school seniors in Detroit received free suits, shirts and ties — and career tips on interviewing, business etiquette and more — at the 13th annual Threads for Success event Saturday in downtown.
“As in years past, our stated goal is that these young men leave the event with a better understanding of how to make a positive first impression, and thus have greater self-confidence as they move into their next phase of life post high school,” Rob Wachler, chairman of Threads for Success, said in a news release.
The nonprofit, developed from a program called Project Pinstripe, is a collaboration among professionals in the Detroit area “who understand that mentorship and encouragement can help shift the perspective of young men — opening their eyes to what their futures can hold,” according to the release.
Saturday’s Threads for Success event was held at the UAW Ford National Training Center, and it involved volunteers from Detroit Rotary Club, Tom James Clothier of Southfield and City Year Detroit. More information is available at threadsforsuccess.org.
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