Dress Up For Dressember!

Dressember is a challenge that raises awareness for sex trafficking and modern slavery.

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Dress Up For Dressember!

Siana Koulefianou and Gianna Jirak

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Have you ever thought that by simply wearing a dress you can change someone’s whole life? Well, that’s exactly what Dressember does! Dressember is a creative challenge to wear a dress all thirty-one days of December; the challenge’s purpose is to raise awareness of human trafficking and enslavement all over the world. Wearing a dress serves as a conversation starter to educate your community about modern slavery and human trafficking. 

Currently, the Center for International Studies and Languages (CISL) program is currently leading Dressember at Hylton, along with Girl Up, the United Nation’s empowerment program for girls. Betsy Campagna, the CISL coordinator and assistant principal said, “I am really excited to be participating again this year with students in the Dressember campaign. It is so much more than a fashion challenge where you commit to wearing a dress or a skirt for the month of December it’s an opportunity to raise funds to fight human trafficking.”

The girls of the CISL committee showing off their Dressember dresses.

To become apart of the action, simply commit to wearing a dress or skirt all thirty-one days of December, then, create a fundraising page keep track of the amount of money you raise. All the funds go to the International Justice Mission (IJM), the biggest anti-slavery organization. Remember to set a goal to signify the amount of money you want to make, and get ready to change the world!  

To learn more about Dressember, or create a fundraising page, visit https://www.dressember.org/ or watch this video: