John, 11 years old
John lived in housing project with single mother. He was affiliated with local gangs, routinely kicked out of school and banned from the local community center. Flowers assisted John in improving his appearance and image by providing haircuts and new clothing to replace the dirty, tattered clothing he had been wearing. Flowers also mentored John on appropriate social behavior and monitored his school attendance. John’s new image gave him a new sense of self-esteem and helped him gain acceptance with his teachers, peers and other adults.