Oxford Valley Mall Teen Board Program Seeking New Applicants for 2008

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Teen Board Programs were first started by Rainbow Promotions in East Coast regional malls in 1990. This youth oriented, volunteer program, now in its eighteenth year, provides an opportunity for young men and women between the ages of thirteen to eighteen years, to represent and work with their local malls to produce fashion shows, create special events and participate in community service projects. The Teen Board program at Oxford Valley Mall is seeking new applicants for 2008.

Teen Board Programs were first started by Rainbow Promotions in East Coast regional malls in 1990. This youth oriented, volunteer program, now in its eighteenth year, provides an opportunity for young men and women between the ages of thirteen to eighteen years, to represent and work with their local malls to produce fashion shows, create special events and participate in community service projects. The Teen Board program at Oxford Valley Mall is seeking new applicants for 2008.

The educational component of this program offers teen members the opportunity to participated in lectures, workshops and activities dealing with the various aspects of the fashion and retail industry -- modeling, retail operations, fashion design, marketing and public relations.

Community service is a core component of this program. The Teen Boards are committed to helping others with in their own community. Through out the year, our members become involved with a number of charitable organizations in an effort to show that teens can make a difference.

The programs have been a huge success. For the teen members in the program, it has offered them a voice in their communities, a way to contribute their energies in a positive manner, a better understanding and respect of each others diverse backgrounds, and a way to increase their own sense of self-worth and self-esteem through the positive impact they have on their own community.

2008 applications now available for the program at Oxford Valley Mall
We are currently searching for new candidates for this year long programs of community service, fashion, public relations and theatrical merchandising. Applicants should be young men and women, between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, who are well rounded, outgoing, and have an interest in fashion, dance, theater, retail public relations/marketing, and community service.

The Program is conducted at Oxford Valley Mall in conjunction with its Marketing Department and runs for a full year. Students will be required to make a time commitment of about 4-6 hours each month for attending Teen Board meetings and programs. Participants will help produce and model in the malls fashion shows; attend seminars on various topics relating to the fashion and retail industry; help organize and run mall special events and charity fund raisers; learn basic techniques in modeling, make-up and fashion coordination; and learn techniques in presenting oneself and working with the public.

The program generally accepts 25-30 outstanding individuals. There are no fees, charges or financial obligations connected with this program. This program is volunteer based and no financial compensation is provided either.

Applications for this program are available online. The deadline for application is January 31st, 2008.

Oxford Valley Mall Teen Board, Bucks County, PA
http://www.teenboard.com

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