Fashion Students 'Walk for Wellness'
In an effort to increase mental health wellness and reduce the stress that this time of year usually brings, a new student-led initiative was created to get students and faculty outdoors to improve mental and personal well-being throughout the Kent State University Fashion School.
A Walk for Wellness is a new initiative started by fashion design and merchandising student activists. The walk is supported by student organizations in the Fashion School including Modista, Fashion Student Organization (FSO), NRFSA, HOMME and Kent Styles, along with fashion faculty and staff.
“Our passion for fashion includes a mission for compassion and a vision for gifting our fellow students, staff and faculty with a whole new sense of personal well-being,” said Fashion School director, Louise Valentine, Ph.D.
The walk provided an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to connect, while also providing a mental break from the pressures of the environment. The group started in the school’s Rockwell Hall Atrium, and began the hour-long journey to the Cuyahoga River in Downtown Kent and back to campus, followed by cookies and hot chocolate.
The Fashion Schools looks forward to more wellness events in the spring.