Training for Youth
TRAINING FOR YOUTH
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. offers an after school Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program for youth ages 9 to 15 years old in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

The Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program is an extended private training service provider under the Legal Full Business Name KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc., which is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. is offering workshops for ages 9-15 years old only.  KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. is the Center's Legal Full Business name and federal Trademark.  The Center is licensed and approved by the Maryland Department of Education and the Maryland Office of Child Care in the Prince George's County Region.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. offers training workshops to the Metropolitan
Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

The students will gain personal enhancement skills, build a resume, develop a business plan, learn  public speaking, obtain life skills training,  present artwork in the forms of exhibitions or shows, obtain quality educational learning experiences, integrate coursework and curricula materials into real life situations, explore careers in Sewing/Couture Fashion Design within a nondiscriminatory environment developed for the students to meet the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program training goals.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. will offer free workshops for the extended Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program to low-income and poverty-stricken students ages 9-15 years old if grant funding becomes available.

Based on the completion of the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program, which is a
2-year Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training, the students will receive a Certificate of Completion for the completion of all of the workshops. Students will be provided Certificates of Achievement for each individual workshop completed.

The workshops are noncredit.  They may not be transferred to any school or training Center.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. does not offer job placement assistance.  KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. provides opportunities for the youth ages 9-15 years old to explore the careers in  Fashion Design and obtain life skills training.



The Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training workshops are listed in a pre-selected order in which each workshop is to be completed. The Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program is designed for each student to master the skills that are necessary for each level of learning needed for his/her own personal skills enhancement as the President, Kischenna L. Coley of the Center has obtained.

The students are not obligated to take all of the workshops if they choose not to do so.

All of the training workshops are designed in the order in which the President has gone through similar training to obtain a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design. The President has prepared the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program so that each student will receive the necessary educational level of learning experiences. The Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program will allow the students to develop the skills necesary for his/her own personal enhancement skills
toward self-employment as the President has obtained to become self-employed.  

The students will be able to learn at their own pace.  However, in order for them to receive individual Certificate of Achievement and a Certificate of Completion for the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program, they must meet the requirements of each workshop.

The students will always attend workshops at KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. that are never overcrowded.  The students will have the opportunity to have one-on-one learning experiences with the teacher.

If a student decides to take all of the workshops, KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training  total tuition cost will be under $11,000.00 for two years.



PRESIDENT'S NOTE TO THE STUDENTS:
Specialized Training

Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training

A Different Kind of Private Training Development Center

We are a one of a kind Private Training Development Center in Temple Hills, MD and have one campus. Our challenge is to stay focused on our goal: providing a safe environment where the students can stay focused and learn quality education and introduce the careers of Sewing/Couture Fashion Design within a short period of time at a reduced tuition cost.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program offers hands on experiences. We are also small enough to know all of our students' names.  KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. will prepare the students for their own personal enhancement skills toward self-employment and self-sufficiency in the introductory fields of Sewing/Couture Fashion Design.

Students will have access to the following while enrolled in the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program:

free parking, computer lab usage, internet, on-campus library, sewing equipment and supplies, art lab and art equipment, mall food court, technology lab and equipment.



DESCRIPTION OF STUDENTS' SERVICES
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. individual Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training workshops schedule options are listed below as follows:


Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program

FIRST YEAR WORKSHOPS OFFERED EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

Months Offered                   Workshop Titles                              Hours Offered         Tuition Monthly Cost

January            1001 Introduction to Fashion Design        5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                $450.00
February          1002 Introduction to Basic Mathematics  5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                   450.00
March                1003 Introduction to Basic Drawing         5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                    450.00
April                   1004 Introduction to Textiles                      5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                    450.00
May                    1005 Introduction to Basic Sewing           5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                    450.00
June                  1006 Introduction to Computer Literacy  5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                    450.00
July                    1007 Sewing Project 1                                  5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                    450.00
August              1008 Introduction to Grammar and Writing    5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                     450.00
September       1009 Sewing Project 2                                  5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                     450.00
October             10010 Introduction to Public Speaking   5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                     450.00
November        10011 Sewing Project 3                                5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                     450.00
December        10012 Introduction to Fashion Illustration      5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.                     450.00

SECOND YEAR WORKSHOPS OFFERED EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

Months Offered                   Workshop Titles                                    Hours Offered   Tuition Monthly Cost

January             10013 Sewing Project 4                                     5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.         $450.00
February            10014 Introduction to Digital Photography         5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.           450.00
March                 10015 Sewing Project 5                                     5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.           450.00
April                    10016 Introduction to Figure Drawing           5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.           450.00
May                     10017 Sewing Project 6                                     5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.           450.00
June                   10018 Introduction to Portfolio Development     5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.           450.00
July                     10019 Sewing Project 7                                     5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.          450.00
August               10020 Introduction to Life Skills                      5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.          450.00
September        10021 Sewing Project 8                                      5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.         450.00
October              10022 Sewing Project 9                                      5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.        450.00
November          10023 Sewing Project 10                                   5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.        450.00
December          10024 Introduction to Producing A Fashion        5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.        450.00
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The students are required to attend each workshop on its scheduled day.  They can not miss any days if they wish to pursue a Certificate of Achievement for each individual workshop.

The estimated cost for tuition for all of the workshops is $10,800.00 for two years of training.


SCHEDULE OPTIONS FOR THE SEWING/COUTURE FASHION DESIGN TRAINING
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. will be closed on the following holidays:

JANUARY, NEW YEAR’S DAY
JANUARY, MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DAY
FEBRUARY, WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY
MAY, MEMORIAL DAY
JULY, INDEPENDENCE DAY
SEPTEMBER, LABOR DAY
OCTOBER , COLUMBUS DAY
NOVEMBER, VETERANS DAY
NOVEMBER, THANKSGIVING DAY
DECEMBER, CHRISTMAS DAY

ALL LEGAL HOLIDAYS OBSERVED
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program refund policy addresses the items listed below:

a.If the Center closes or discontinues a workshop, the Center shall refund to each student's guardian
          monies paid by the student for tuition and fees and monies for which the guardian is
          liable for tuition and fees.

b.       Refunds are available in full when the guardian cancels at least one day before the workshop begins.
          No refunds will be provided to a guardian once the registered workshop begins. Guardians are urged to
          register early a week in advance before the scheduled workshop begins.

c.       If a student is terminated from the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program due to
          failure to follow the Center's rules, policies, guardian not paying tuition on time, failure to follow the
          code of conduct and dress code, the guardian will result in no refund.

d.     The date of withdrawal or termination is the last date of attendance by the student.  A refund due to a
         guardian shall be based on the date of withdrawal only a week before the scheduled date of  the
         workshop. The full refund will be paid to the guardian within 30 days from the date of
         withdrawal.


REFUND POLICY
Criteria/obligations the student must meet before receiving a Certificate of Completion in Introductory Couture/Sewing Fashion Design Training under the Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program:

In order to graduate from the KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc., the student must:

      a. Maintain an attendance rate of 100% for each workshop to meet graduation requirements.

      b.  An absence is an absence. Every time a student is absent, tardy or leaves early the time must be
           counted, regardless of the reason. No make up days will be provided unless the Center is closed due
           to bad weather.  Students certainly can be required to make up the work they miss, but not the time.

      c. The only time a student may be excused from missing a workshop day will be due to the following:  An
           Official Leave of Absence will be granted in the case of Hazardous Weather Conditions, State
           Emergencies or Court Summons.  If an Official Leave of Absence should occur, the instructor will
           schedule a make-up day.

      d. Complete and submit all assigned work.

      e.  Satisfy all financial obligations to the Center.

      f.   Complete all of the workshops.

      g. All of the Center’s property must be returned.

Note: Upon fulfilling all graduation requirements, the students will be awarded a Certificate of Acheivement
           for each individual workshop completed from the KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc.
           Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training. Students will be recognized during the
           graduation ceremony for their accomplishment and the completion of all of the workshops.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Information technology at KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. includes:

the electronic mail network, including Web-Mail 
World Wide Web-site (http://www.klccouturecareerdevelopmentcenter.com) or all of its linked pages
data and voice networks and network connections
computer laboratory equipment
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. owned or leased personal computers, laptops, servers,
        network control devices, printers, facsimile machines, modems, and telephone equipment
computers, laptops, servers, network control devices, leased USB drives, leased floppy disk, scanners,
        printers, facsimile machines, modems, and telephone equipment, that are connected to KLC Couture
        Career Development Center, Inc. computer network through any means (telephone, network connection,
        or wireless connection)

WHAT IS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT KLC COUTURE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER?
IILEGAL ACTIVITY

An illegal activity is one that might expose you or KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. to civil or criminal legal action, or may endanger the Center's tax-exempt status.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADMARK INFRINGEMENT

Unauthorized copying of software; graphic illustrations and images; music, games, or videos; or other copyrighted or trademarked material is prohibited.

POLITICAL MOVEMENTS OR CAMPAIGNS

You may not use KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. technology resources for political movements or campaigns. If you are involved with a political cause, or protest, you cannot use KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. e-mail account to send messages on behalf of that cause and
non-KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. related fund-raising activities.

This also applies to e-mail attachments, such as pictures and graphics, and personal websites that are offensive to others.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. will be vigilant about e-mail messages, websites, etc., which contain language or pictures that violate any of the Center’s policies, such as the following:

Student Conduct, Protection against Sexual Harassment, Conflict of Interest, or Dissemination of Confidential Information

Activities that compromise or threaten the functioning of the Center’s network, database systems, telecommunications systems, or security measures

Activities that conflict with the Center's policies or local, state, county, or international law


ACTIVITIES THAT ARE PROHIBITED
• threats against any individual, group, organization, or physical structure
• ethnic slurs
• racial slurs
• religious slurs
• sexual orientation slurs
• statements that embarrass or humiliate any individual, group, or organization

THREATING THE FUNCTIONING OF KLC COUTURE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. DATABASE

Activities that compromise or threaten the functioning of the KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. network, database systems, telecommunications systems, or security measures, unintentional or intentional, well-meaning or malicious, can compromise or threaten the functioning of the information technology resources are prohibited.

HARASSMENT

Harassment of any individual or group through e-mail, web sites, blogs or any other online means is prohibited. If the students send unwanted e-mail messages, make unwanted advances and send unwanted Instant messages to another person, it is harassment.

USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR PERSONAL GAIN

The students may not use KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. technology resources for personal gain—e.g., to make money, personal advertisements, operating a personal business online, transactions such as want ads or auction purchases, ongoing purchases, sale, trade transactions, selling products and services online.  For example, if the students offer tutoring, or operate a sewing service, or sewing repair services, they may advertise them from their own personal e-mail accounts or website, but not on KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. technology, e-mail account or websites.

PORNOGRAPHY

Pornography is prohibited at KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc.


PROHIBITED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. information technology resources exist to support the mission and goals of the Center. Appropriate and non-appropriate uses of the system include:

Academics and research
Academic support
Data management and support
Routine electronic mail communication for the purpose of the training
Routine Internet use, including World Wide Web browsing, file transfers, instant messaging,
         telecommunications for training purposes
(The students may use technology for the purpose of Internet Protocol but may not use the
         technology for video relay telephony.)
Students are allowed to use multimedia applications for training projects only.

E-mail messages can be personal in nature, but they should be courteous in language and tone. E-mail messages can be forwarded instantly to others. If a person is offended by an email, he/she can complain to KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. and the email will be investigated. If we find that you sent an
e-mail message containing offensive language or pictures, we might have to take action. This applies whether you originate offensive materials or forward offensive material that you receive from others.


WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED
Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic
         exercise. Participants must adhere to the guidelines provided by their instructor for completing
         coursework and may not present the same (or substantially the same) work for more than one
         workshop without obtaining approval from the instructor of each workshop.
Fabrication: intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation.
Plagiarism: representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own. All ideas, arguments and phrases
         submitted without attribution to other sources, must be the creative product of the student. Plagiarism
         includes copying portions of the writing of others with only minor changes in wording, with inadequate
         footnotes, quotes, or other reference forms of citation or only a list of references. Paraphrasing without
         appropriate citation is also plagiarism.
Collusion: intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate policies.
         Participants may only collaborate within the limits prescribed by their instructors.
Gross misconduct, which jeopardizes the safety of fellow students and faculty
No smoking tobacco products, drugs or alcohol use while on campus
Weapons of any type on your person while on campus
Unprofessional behavior in a workshop, on campus or at a Center's event
Repeated failure to conform to the dress code
Repeated failure to maintain satisfactory progress
Repeated failure to comply with the attendance policy
Failure to comply with the policies
Bomb threats
Verbal Threats
Racial Slurs
Bullying


REASONS FOR TERMINATION FROM KLC COUTURE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. SEWING/COUTURE FASHION DESIGN TRAINING INCLUDE:
Please call (301) 423-8648 or 240-676-3830 after 7:00 A.M. for a recording regarding workshop cancellations due to bad weather conditions. If a workshop has been cancelled another makeup day will be scheduled.

BAD WEATHER POLICY
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. reserves the right to terminate a student from the training due to inappropriate behavior, bullying, discrimination of any sort, fighting, using profanity, smoking and using drugs in the Center. No refunds will be given for previous, completed workshops and the current workshop from which the student is terminated. The student may not be readmitted in the training.  If the student has paid individual workshops in advance that have not begun, a full refund will be provided for each workshop that has not been taken.

BEHAVIOR POLICY
Assignments instructions are always provided during a workshop.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. does not allow rescheduling of final exams unless the Center provides a makeup workshop day due to bad weather or Center closing.

ASSIGNMENTS POLICY
DRESS CODE

In an effort to improve safety and the atmosphere for learning in KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc.,  the  students will dress in a manner that reflects positively on themselves and the Center.  Just as employees must conform to workplace standards, so must students. 

ACCEPTABLE ATTIRE:

1.Shirts/Blouses:  Shirts and blouses must not show any cleavage/breasts, stomach,  and should
          be long enough to extend below the waist/belt line.  All garments must not have the following: profane
          obscene language, nude pictures or vulgar gestures, hidden or double meanings displayed nor any
          racial ethnic sexist slurs, alcohol or tobacco products and messages which promote violence or the
          use of drugs of any type.

2.       Skirts or Shorts:  All skirts and shorts need to be at least three inches above the knee.

3.       Jeans/Slacks:  All jeans and slacks must not show the buttocks.

4.Coats, Jackets:  All coats and jackets must not have the following: profane
          obscene language, nude pictures or vulgar gestures, hidden or double meanings displayed nor any
          racial ethnic sexist slurs, alcohol or tobacco products and messages which promote violence or the
          use of drugs of any type.

UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE:

5.No clothing allowed in the Center with underwear showing.
6.No see-through garments allowed in the Center, which reveal bras or bare breasts and underwear.
7.No pajamas and bed slippers are allowed in the Center.
8.No micro-mini skirts, mini dresses, and mini shorts allowed in the Center.

KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Dress Code is a dynamic document.  Changes may be made at any time.  Discretion may be used to determine appropriate attire for the Center by the President.  Students or parents will be notified of any changes.

CONSEQUENCES: 

One warning will be given.

The consequence will result in termination from the Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training.


IDENTIFICATION OF THE CENTER-SPECIFIC RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you, the student, rights with respect to your education records. They are the following:

1. The right to inspect and review the education records within 45 days if the KLC Couture Career 
    Development Center, Inc. receives your request for access. A Guardian must submit to Admissions a
    written request that identifies the record(s) you wish to inspect. The President will make
    arrangements for access and notify the guardian of the time and place where the records may be
    inspected.

2. The right to request the amendment of education records that you believe are inaccurate or
    misleading, a guardian must write the Center’s President, who is responsible for the record, clearly identify
    the part of the record the guardian would like to be changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or
    misleading. If the Center decides not to amend the record as requested, the President will notify the
    guardian of  the decision and advise you of your right to a meeting regarding the request for amendment. 
    Additional information regarding the meeting procedures will be provided to the guardian at that time.

3. The President of KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. is the Center's official who has a
    legitimate educational interest to provide a student's guardian with his/her records to review upon request.

4. The students' records will never be released to a third party without their written consent by the guardian. 
     Information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, place
     of birth, dates of attendance, and Certificates of Achievement.  A guardian may refuse to permit such
     disclosure by notifying the President in writing of his/her wish to be excluded from such a release of
     information.

5. One exception which permits disclosure without consent of a student with legitimate educational
    interests includes KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. President and Board of Directors
    who are persons in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position
    volunteering on the Board of Directors.

6. The Center will not release any student's records without his/her guardian's written consent.

7. The only way a student's records may be released is if the request is court ordered providing a court
    order verification or a police search verification is issued by the Police Department.


DISCLOSURE POLICY OF STUDENTS RECORDS
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program  is committed to mutual respect among all constituents of the Center’s community. This commitment includes students, faculty, staff, and administration alike. In all concerns about fair treatment, we seek to work together to understand and address those concerns without having to resort to formal grievance procedures. When that is not possible, we are at all levels committed to a fair and reasonable resolution of issues through an informal grievance process guided by the information and documentation provided in the process. Students aggrieved by actions of the Center should attempt to resolve these problems with the appropriate Center officials.

If this procedure fails, and if the allegation asserts, the guardian may address their concerns to the President of KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Fashion Design (School-Age) Youth and Mentoring Program offering the Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training at the following address:

Kischenna L. Coley, President
KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc.
3747  Branch Avenue, Suite M119
Temple Hills, MD 20748

The KLC Couture Career Development Center, Inc. Introductory Sewing/Couture Fashion Design Training's website address is as follows:

www.klccouturecareerdevelopmentcenter.com


STUDENTS' GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE