Mission Statement

The mission of Youth Modeling Society is to offer a unique oppotunity for youth to increase their self confidence, boost their self-esteem, and develop leadership skills in a team environment through methods of modeling and stage performance.

While providing this opportunity to develop and support future leaders through our program, we promote and emphasize on giving back to the society through community service work and peer leadership. We believe that utilizing unconventional methods of modeling and fashion we are able to engage with youth in a completely new forum and instill positive change in ourselves and our community.

History

The Youth Modeling Society is a non-profit organization founded by students from various colleges and universities to promote awareness, activism, and fundraise for special events in the community. Since 2003, YMS has been well known for its fashion shows.

YMS has previously organized shows for different organizations, such as for Suffolk University's Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) and for the annual Tet New Year Event held at Boston's Bayside Expo Center. YMS put on a fashion show for both events. The Show put on during VSA's program received positive coments during the reception. YMS was awarded best fashion show at the Tet New Year Event.

The organization's establishment would not have been successful without the support of the young group of models in Boston. They share a vision to create a comfortable atmosphere for youths to freely express themselves through modeling in various environments. YMS's primary focus is working with youths between the ages of 14-28 on building a higher leel of self-esteem and self efficiency. Our goal is to help create stronger leaders within our communities for the future. YMS has helped improve and enhance many youths' lives, providing the opportunity for young leaders to build upon their expereiences and give back to the society of future leaders within our community.

Which of the following areas below strikes on you to improve at?

Leadership

Confidence

Friendship

Appreciation

Support

Learn and build team leadership skills that can be useful in any setting. Develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Meet new people Gain better appreciation for the art of self-presentation. Receive support from fellow members.

Community

Expression

Exposure

Networking

Recognition

Give back to the community. Take advantage of the opportunity to freely express yourself through modeling in various settings. Publicize yourself through meaningful successful events. Get to know some successful influential people. Be acknowledged and awarded for your commitment to the organization and the community.