Professional Clothing Closet

Project led by Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center

About the project.

This Cause Connector project will allow the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center to create and sustain a professional clothing closet, which will provide 8th-12th grade students with free access to professional clothing to utilize for interviews or internships that require professional attire. The project will benefit students across ten school districts in Athens, Meigs, Perry, and Vinton counties.

The professional clothing closet will help students develop the confidence and influence to gain experiences that make them more likely to secure work after graduation.

FAO staff comments.

Many of Appalachian Ohio’s young people face the challenges of generational poverty. A lack of access to professional attire is one example among many barriers that make it difficult for young people to overcome this cycle.

By providing youth access to professional attire, this project helps our region’s young people access more opportunities they need to succeed. Ultimately, projects like this one benefit the future families of our region and strengthen whole communities.

Project Status
Areas of Investment
Community & Economic Development
Funds Raised

$3,000 to support the professional clothing closet today, and $3,000 to support similar projects through the I'm a Child of Appalachia Fund.

Benefits 4 counties
  • Athens
  • Meigs
  • Perry
  • Vinton

Want to learn more?

Contact FAO:
Contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or with any questions.