Calvin Klein Education Background

calvin kleinCalvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942 in the Bronx. During his formative years, he taught himself to sketch and sew, and enjoyed those things so much that he went to the High School of Art and Design in New York, and then entered the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology.

Upon graduation, he interned for five years in a Seventh Avenue fashion house, often spending nights working on designs of his own. His close friend Barry Schwartz helped him to create his first business in 1968. It was a line of coats, and Klein’s first large order magically happened when a Bonwit Teller buyer got off the elevator on the wrong floor and came upon Klein’s design studio. With store owner feedback and additional orders, Klein realized it was time to expand his line. Read the rest of this entry »

South Bronx School Has Unique Way to Deal with Emotionally Distressed Students

squishy ballHaven Academy school supply List:
1.    Pencils
2.    Paper
3.    Squishy

Squishy? What’s a squishy? A squishy is a “colorful rubber ball with dozens of tentacles that can withstand the strength of any young student.”

Umm okay, but why is it important? Students at Haven Academy use the squishy as a way to overcome their fears and calm their tears.

Maybe a little background information is necessary to explain the wonder of the squishy.

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