Many girls dream of one day having the chance to walk the runway at a fashion show. This Monday, some Iowa girls get the chance to do just that and it will help them pay for college.
It’s Brittany Guffey’s senior year.
“it seemed like always the thing to do, my mom always told me I need to go to college.”
College is on freshman, Oddessey Whitaker’s, mind too.
“It is a big deal, kinda scary just thinking about it,” Whitaker said.
To them, college is important. They hope to be the first in their family to graduate from it, but figuring out how to pay for it is the challenge.
A recent poll found 57 percent of women go to college and get their bachelor’s degree. One-third of those women come from low income families.
“It’s neat to be able to help other young girls and help them fulfill their dreams. They are some pretty talented young ladies,” says Amanda Baker.
Baker is helping plan “Catwalk For College”, an event to help raise scholarship money for young girls.
The money will go towards the “Whyld Girls” program, an after school program that helps girls accomplish their dreams.
The girls will sell handmade jewelry, show off their designs on the runway, and a silent auction will follow.
Catwalk for college starts at 5 p.m. Monday night at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines. Tickets to the event are still available.