We can write all day about how clothes make the man (or woman), as the fashion axiom goes, but at the end of the day, it’s what’s on the inside that shines through and makes this particular group of young men stand apart in the crowd. Sure, they look great in all of these current trends (more on that in a sec) but what I’m really excited to tell you about is what makes them unique. Meet six amazing young men who are getting a hand up, not a hand out with the help of United Methodist Children’s Home and The Pants Store.
These super sharp young men have been hand-picked to receive a Knabe Scholarship sponsored by the United Methodist Children’s Home, an organization that offers residential and foster care programs for children, teens and young mothers, as well as support services and spiritual development. Financial assistance for foster care is limited and there are few options for those who wish to attend college. Through the Knabe Scholarship Program, ten college age foster students, who meet the GPA, leadership and moral character requirements, are able to attend University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (boys) or University of North Alabama in Florence (girls).
Fitting in on campus is an important aspect of the college experience and goes a long way in setting the scene for a fulfilling academic career. Knowing this, Rebecca Morris, Director of Marketing and External Affairs at UMCH, reached out to local store owner, Michael Gee of The Pant’s Store, who readily agreed to provide all of the boys attending University of Alabama this fall with three complete outfits and a pair of shoes of their choosing!
From classics like the Clark’s Wallabee and Sperry Topsiders, to current campus obsessions from Tusk &Tide, Southern Marsh, Coastal Cotton, Southern Shirt Company and Mountain Khakis, The Pants Store has fall college fashion covered.
Thanks to Michael Gee and Rebecca Morris, these young men are off to a great start!
To hear from two of these boys on being granted the Knabe Scholarship, watch this video: