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Trefle Inc. to launch nonprofit for young creatives

- VI-based nonprofit organisation will support creative arts education opportunities for Caribbean youth
February 27th, 2018 | Tags: Kristin C. Frazer Trefle Inc Nonprofit creatives
Kristin C. Frazer of Trèfle Inc. establishes VI-based nonprofit organization called The 284 Foundation to support creative arts education opportunities for Caribbean youths. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On a mission to prove that “Creativity Wins,” fashion designer Kristin C. Frazer will launch The 284 Foundation in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA on February 28, 2018. Continuing her philanthropic efforts to help Caribbean youth, the foundation will become the charitable arm of Trèfle Inc., a luxury swim and resort wear brand headquartered in Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI).

After the devastation of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria in the VI, Frazer realized that access to arts education and enrichment would be limited while the country focuses on rebuilding the infrastructure. During this time of uncertainty, Frazer’s desire to preserve and cultivate the creative minds in “Nature’s Little Secret” led to the birth of The 284 Foundation.

The 284 Foundation will offer its own fashion design and mentorship program while awarding grants to various departments of art education programs. Youth ages 5 to 18 will also have access to creative skills training through local companies and internships through various scholarship opportunities.

The foundation is governed by a board of directors that consists of some of the most creative business minds. Along with a group of administrators, the board will develop goals and oversee all grants and scholarships awarded through the foundation.

“My entire life has been an open book of creative expression and the opportunities afforded to me on a local and international level is something that I think must be passed on to the young people of the BVI. Creativity must always win.”

The launch party for the 284 Foundation will take place on the campus of Otterbox during Fort Collins Startup Week. The event will be in conjunction with the reveal of the second Trèfle and Otterbox Symmetry series phone case collection.

7 Responses to “Trefle Inc. to launch nonprofit for young creatives”

  • wow (28/02/2018, 02:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    awesome....keep doing your thing cuz!!!
  • i from here (28/02/2018, 05:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So proud of this SISTER
  • Gumption. Official (28/02/2018, 07:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations sister wish you the best. But it’s had the amount of comments this get. If you was given out free stuff, bringing in a celebrity or something people would have so much to say. We have a culture of people that’s so wired.
  • Reader (28/02/2018, 07:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kudos to you Ms. Fraser and cont'd. Blessings as a local and continually uprising entrepreneur in your exploits with Trefle, both locally and internationally.
  • ausar (28/02/2018, 12:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats, KRISSY!

    Ya go Gurl!!

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