October 17, 2011

Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Art Hop Strut Fashion Show

Posted in Employees, Events at 3:35 pm by Lund

Lund’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Outreach Program joined an illustrious group of 20 Vermont designers at the SEABA Art Hop Strut Fashion show on September 10, 2011. Angie Hilow, high school student and Outreach Assistant, and Sarah Hoffert, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Outreach Specialist designed an innovative and “surprisingly wearable” line of accessories and jewelry made of ONE Brand condoms to celebrate:

  • The significant progress Vermont has made in teen pregnancy prevention over the last 20 years.
  • Vermont teens making responsible decisions around sex and relationships (only 42% of 14-18-year-olds have had intercourse and of those that have, 65% use condoms).

Photo by Cat Cutillo/Lund Family Center

The multigenerational models that strutted in the name of prevention included Lund staff and community members.

“Our selection of models really drove home the idea  that condoms are normal, healthy, and their broad accessibility is helping teens meet their educational and personal  goals while keeping the financial cost of teen pregnancy lower than most other states,” says Hoffert.

Photo by Cat Cutillo/Lund Family Center

In addition to our ongoing  school based teen pregnancy prevention programming, it was important to meet the community where they are—at a wildly popular sold out event. The Art Hop Strut fashion show is a Burlington south end staple with crowds of about 300 kids, teens, parents, college students,  and fashionistas at each show.

Photo by Cat Cutillo/Lund Family Center

“This was an opportunity for the community to see us in a new light, and it served as a reminder of the vital role Lund plays in preventing teen pregnancy prevention throughout the Vermont.”

The condom accessories featured in the show represented the spirit of fashion in Vermont, functional and a little surprising. Many of the smaller pieces were designed to wear out on the town (or country) with a favorite ensemble and then can be easily detached and used for safer sex. Colorful condom holsters accommodated an ID and safer sex supplies.

Read more about Lund at the SEABA Art Hop Strut fashion show 2011 in the Burlington Free Press

And check out this article from our blog: “Inconceivable Style: Condom Jewelry & Fashion”

Photo by Cat Cutillo/Lund Family Center

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