Kids rock for back-to-school

Renee Minus White | 8/27/2015, 5:44 p.m.
Even though Haddad Brands, a leading children’s apparel and accessories company, focused on top brands such as Nike, Nike SB ...

Even though Haddad Brands, a leading children’s apparel and accessories company, focused on top brands such as Nike, Nike SB and Jordan, Converse, Hurley and Levi’s for their New York fall Fashion Week presentation, the stars of the season were the children on the Nike Levi Kids runway. Nike Levi’s kids clothes are cleverly designed, colorful and playful. Important fall pieces include denim, prints, tops, skirts, pants, jackets, T-shirts, jeans, leggings, jumpsuits, jumpers, blouses and dresses. Color, comfort and layers are key words. Everything goes. Patterns mix. These children’s clothes are distributed globally in 60 countries, including New York City, Bangkok, London and Montreal.

In Harlem, the Power of You Teens will hold their second annual Empowerment Experience Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The Empowerment Experience will include a day of inspirational speakers, seminars, a back-to-school fashion show, dance performances, college prep, career counseling, prizes and giveaways.

The goal of the Empowerment Experience is to allow the young guests to meet and be influenced by positive role models, talk about their college and career choices and gain help with self-esteem questions and teen-related issues. POYT is designed to give young teens an inspirational environment and inspire teens to be brave, bold and brilliant.

Founded by Felicia Gibson-Jaycox, POYT is an empowerment and mentoring nonprofit organization created to inspire teenage girls to dream big and to encourage them to reach their full potential. The organization seeks to help teens build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-empowerment so they can realize their dreams.

The event will feature beauty services and vendor booths. Guest speakers will include Lucinda Cross, author and motivational speaker; Vanessa Cunningham, contributing writer for the Huffington Post and CEO of Unhealthy No More; Deja vu Parker, WBLS radio personality; Anita Kopacz of Soul magazine; and Jean Alerte.