PORT HURON, Mich. – In case you haven’t been to Port Huron currently, there’s loads of good things occurring with downtown revitalization efforts, and on the primary drag, you’ll discover a costume store with the twin goal of rising businesswomen out of teenage ladies.

On the nook of Huron and Grand River avenues throughout the road from Sperry’s is a worthwhile store on the nook to take a look at Saturday (Dec. 3) known as The Closet. It’s a storefront costume store run by a non-profit known as by A Lovely Me.

Inside you’ll meet 16-year-old Abby and 17-year-old Concord, who’ve chosen to study the enterprise of enterprise.

“I used to be the primary one to start out like doing the clothes,” mentioned Concord. “In one in all our applications, we had began doing a marketing strategy.”

While you buy something on the retailer, it funds the programming of A Lovely Me, which is taking younger ladies and giving them the instruments they’ll have to change into their very own girls.

“We promote clothes which have been donated to us,” mentioned Karen Palka. “Half of them are model new and half of them are gently used or worn as soon as. And thru this system of a costume retailer, we train ladies enterprise expertise and construct their confidence and train them life expertise.”

The ladies are taught every thing from stitching to learn how to run the register to learn how to construct a resume and even deal with a primary television interview which isn’t straightforward whenever you’re 16.

“At first, I needed to start out a bakery to discover ways to run a enterprise,” mentioned Abby. It was cool to type of get out of the home. So it’s all the time good to have one thing to do and all of the issues about enterprise and customer support.”

The pop-up store is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it’s an extension, type of like the ultimate examination, the place what the women have made out of re-purposing clothes and trinkets will get bought. Then they are going to truly get the proceeds, however what they’re gaining by exhibiting up week after week goes far past a pop-up retailer.

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