Friday, July 19, 2013

Adult Cosmetology students will perform “confidence makeovers” for Huntington Family Center Participants

On Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., students and staff from the OCM BOCES Adult Education Cosmetology program will be giving free makeovers to participants of Huntington Family Center support programs. The event will take place at the OCM BOCES Lee G. Peters Career Training Center (4500 Crown Road) in Liverpool. Recipients of the makeovers are men and women who have struggled with social and economic hardships. It is hoped that the physical transformations will inspire emotional transformations as well, leading to improved outlooks and increased self-esteem.

OCM BOCES is hosting the “confidence makeover” event in collaboration with ProLiteracy’s Literacy for Social Change (LSC) initiative. LSC is a unique program that enables facilitators within community literacy programs to combine literacy and cutting-edge strategies for human development and problem solving. The agency will be on hand at the event to conduct pre-and post- makeover surveys with participants to gauge how the event impacted them.

OCM BOCES Adult Education Cosmetology Program is donating all of the supplies, costs, equipment and times. During the event, OCM BOCES will also hold an open house in order to give makevover participants and the public the opportunity to tour all adult education classes and learn about its many vocational programs.

OCM BOCES Literacy and Adult Education Program Coordinator Mari Ukleya said, “I’m excited that our adult cosmetology students can be a part of this event. Even more though, the students are excited to be using their skills for such a great cause. We’re looking forward to seeing the physical and emotional transformations.”

For more information about adult education opportunities through OCM BOCES, visit their website at and click on the adult programs tab.
Huntington Family Centers provide human services to those who face economic and social adversity. It works with people based on their social backgrounds and works to build pride and a sense of self-esteem in their community.