It started with an adopted teen's gratitude
A Sweet Chance came about after Eni Perez Neadle, a Cuban adoptive mom, instilling her culture in her children, spoke about celebrating both her teen daughter’s Quinces. After months of planning, shopping, and planning the perfect outfits and scouting locations, the photo-enthusiast gave both her daughters their traditional Quinceñeara dream and the results were magical! Jazmin, who Eni adopted from foster care had never heard of a Quince until she met her mom.
Jazmin, told her mom that if she had never been adopted she would have never had this experience. She told Eni that this experience had to be shared with other girls who were not as fortunate. And they did… Jazmin and her sister, Erika, who are active participant in their school’s photography club quickly mobilized a student crew, Eni, through social media, gathered an incredible team of photographers, hair dressers, make-up artists, all who offered their services pro bono and offered teens in foster care a day of pampering, and glam, followed by a photo shoot.
Throughout this journey, Eni teamed up with long-time friend, Favila Budyszewick and new-found friend, Janeris Marte, who are all foster & adoptive moms. Together, these three powerhouses worked hard to make A Sweet Chance the local organization it is today.