For Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, William Floyd High School Barbering I and Barbering II students, under the direction of instructor Cara Cliffe, customized 20 wig stands for the Islip Breast Cancer Coalition and Pink Aid, organizations that provide support to people with breast cancer.
These wig stands, decorated with messages and pictures of hope, will hold wigs to be used by breast cancer patients who lose their hair due to chemotherapy. The mission of both organizations is to help breast cancer patients survive treatment with support and dignity; to provide screening and financial assistance to those in need; and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others.
About William Floyd High School Barbering
William Floyd High School Barbering, part of the district’s award-winning Career and Technical Education offerings, gives students a realistic look inside the industry, from the traditional barbershop to the expanding, modern barbering industry. Students study cutting and styling techniques, facial grooming, shaving techniques, shampoos, rinses and conditioning treatments. Students also learn the business and communication skills needed to operate their own business. Students must pass the industry assessment to receive this endorsement on their diploma. Successful completion of the program will prepare students to take the New York State licensing exam.
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