Fashion, Art, and Teen Empowerment (F.AT.E.) provide activities for youth ages 8+ in art and performing arts in Wisconsin’s Greater Milwaukee and the surrounding area.
F.A.T.E.’s mission is to provide youth the outlet to express themselves: It elicits creativity, recognizes their potential, and provides them with the venue to showcase their talents. Fashion, Art, and Teen Empowerment presents teens with the opportunity to realize their fate - what they are destined to be.
Commitment through self-discipline, resilience, and persistence.
Accountability by taking ownership and accepting responsibility for a project, product, or task, from inception to completion, and gaining clarity by understanding achievements.
INSPIRATION OF OTHERS
Being truthful, demonstrating integrity, living honestly and earnestly, and making a difference in each other’s lives.
Honoring, learning and understanding the value of work, discipline, character, and culture.
Growing emotionally and mentally to become a more considerate, loving, and positive person.
F.A.T.E. believes youth should have access to arts activities regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Arts activities, including music, theatre, visual/studio arts, poetry, and dance, are a unique and inclusive way to engage students. Art is a powerful bridge that connects knowledge to everyday life contributions. Unfortunately, there are still inequalities in access to arts activities among youth, with many areas and schools generally receiving fewer opportunities or fewer arts funding, being those with more at-risk youth. Disproportionate arts access negatively affects marginalized children from racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic minority backgrounds. F.A.T.E.'s vision is to provide a positive and inclusive support system to help all youth avoid pitfalls that can disrupt their lives. F.A.T.E. will provide a safe and inclusive space where all youth can explore, improve, and develop their talents in arts and performing arts, regardless of their background.