ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- More than 300 people came out to KFACT's signature fundraiser of the year, the 4th annual Thrifty Teen Fashion Show to see the girls strut their stuff.
The group doesn't receive state or federal funding, so this event helps raise funds for the program's enrichment activities it provides throughout the year. KFACT currently has more than 250 girls in middle school through college. It has a 100 percent high school graduation rate and 96 percent of the girls go on to a post-secondary education. Our very own anchor Briana Collins and reporter Courtney Bunting emceed the show.
"KFACT’s pillars are to empower, educate and expose, so the girls are an intricate part of this fundraiser because a lot of them would not have an opportunity to perform and showcase their talents on this large of a scale, so that's also part of KFACT's mission is to give them exposure opportunities,” said Rachel Robinson, a mentor specialist with KFACT.
KFACT offers weekly tutoring, a dance facility, and one on one mentoring for girls at its Girls Space facility located on Church Street. For information on how to donate to the program visit k-fact.org.