2012 BMCC Leadership Team



Forward Ever, Backward Never



2011 BMCC Leadership Team

Alimatu Asumah, Ashley Bonte, Ashley Chambers, Chinari Evans, Breanna Leslie, Lisa Villanueva (Facilitator)







Project Description

The "Forward Ever, Backward Never" event is a fashion show to raise awareness and money for HIV and Aids, the "It Gets Better Project" and the Safe Horizons Anti-Trafficking Program. The fashion show featured students of BMCC, as well as their friends in various trends and fashion! Each segment incorporated a theme related to the various organizations.


Project Date

May 23, 6:00 p.m.





Fashion Show 1



What did you learn from the process of planning and executing your team project?


Chinari: I learned that fashions shows are no joke.  They take a lot of resources, patience, time and extreme amounts of energy!

Breanna: I learned that patience, as well as great communication were needed throughout the planning of our team project.





What was your favorite part of working on your team project?


Ashley B. : My favorite parts  of working on our team project were the rehearsals and recruitment of models.

Ashley C.: My favorite part of working on our team project was the recruitment of designers and choosing them for the various segments in the show.


Fashion Show 2



Do you think your team reached its goals in planning and executing your project?


Chinari: Absolutely!

Ashley C.:  Yes, I would definitely say that our team reached our goals--and more than what we expected.





What’s been your favorite thing about being in the ASAP Leadership Program?


Breanna:  My favorite part of being in the ASAP leadership program has been being able to identify weaknesses and strengths in myself as well as others, and being able to build or change when needed.



Fashion Show 3


What impact has the ASAP Leadership Program had on you as a student and as a person?


Breanna: The ASAP Leadership program has impacted me in a huge way in that it gave me a sense of belonging as well as a sense of authority, and this encouraged me to do everything I was expected to do to the best of my ability. I plan on taking this same attitude with me in whatever I set out to do in the future.



How will you apply the lessons or skills you’ve learned through participating in this experience—in the classroom, in your career, and/or in your life in general?


Chinari: Patience, patience, patience and more patience. Keeping a level head and objective mind as much as possible, if not always, will help any given situation, especially working with a group.