Trends for Teens encourages teenagers to set goals for themselves by providing incentives—which consist of clothing, accessories, and other goods—within our stores.

We currently have 5 stores running within 2 different types of locations.

 

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Schools

We currently have 3 stores housed in schools, both located in the metro-Detroit area. Learn about our PontiacWyandotte, and Mount Clemens locations below.

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Housing shelters

Our 2 other stores are set-up within housing shelters located in Detroit, Michigan. Check out our COTS and Christ Child stores below.

Our Original Location

 

We had the pleasure of opening our first store at ITA in Pontiac, Michigan in February, 2015. In November, 2016 ITA moved to a new location and our store moved with it. This store is run by seniors and juniors at ITA. We are excited to start our 3rd year with ITA in the fall.

 

 
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Examples of goals set at ita

  • I will pay attention in class
  • I will remember to bring my ID everyday
  • I will have a B in Ms Jacksons class by the end of 3rd marking period
  • I will help another student study to pass the Andrew Jackson Test
  • I will get a B or better in every class by the end of the marking period
  • I will network with at least 3 people who can help me with Long Term Goals
  • I will raise my C to a B in history
  • I will reach my goal on bars in gymnastics
  • I will raise my GPA to a 3.6

Our Second Store

 

We first moved to Wilson Middle School in Wyandotte, Michigan at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The store grew even more popular during the 2016-2017 school year. We will continue to deliver donations to the store weekly throughout the 2017-2018 school year as well.

 

 

Our First Homeless Shelter Location

 

We started to implement our organization at the COTS location by merging our "5 A's" ideology to their program called the "Passport to Self-Sufficiency" giving adults within the shelter an opportunity to become self-sufficient. Trends for Teens serves as the "Passport to Self-Sufficiency" for the teenagers and young adults living at COTS. We opened our Trends for Teens store at COTS in March, 2016.

 

 
 The first two shoppers at our store!

The first two shoppers at our store!

Christ Child

 

Trends for Teens is so happy to have partnered with Christ Child in Detroit, Michigan through Brother Rice High School in early 2017. Christ Child houses anywhere from 15-30 homeless boys at a time and our mission is to provide them with new clothing after they have achieved goals they have set for themselves. Read more about what Christ Child does on their website.

 

 
 

Our Latest Addition

In March 2018, Trends for Teens expanded to an even larger market as we opened our first store at an elementary school in Mount Clemens, MI. Seminole Academy continues to impress us each and every day as they have implemented our goal-setting program into their students' lives. From Kindergarten to Fifth grade, the students are dedicated to setting and acheiving their goals. We currently do not have a very large inventory of elementary-aged clothing, so clothing donations for this age group would be greatly appreciated. Learn more about clothing donations here