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Beauty for Ashes, Inc. - Youth Program

Building up the Self esteem of our next Generation!

About Us



Beauty for Ashes, Inc. Bible based Modeling and Etiquette School for Progressive Youth, in existence since 2003, is a nonprofit organization and ministry whose sole purpose is to uplift young adolescents and teens ages 5yrs – 18yrs through the teaching of basic modeling and etiquette principles, Art Appreciation Techniques, teaching of Life & Coping skills, and various other programs and services; while lining them up with basic biblical principles which motivate, encourage and builds the self esteem of the student. Beauty for Ashes, Inc. located in West Philadelphia is unlike any other modeling school in the city in the fact that we focus not only on the outward appearance of the adolescent, but we break down the walls of low self esteem and depression, then restore the student by focusing on teaching the principles of scriptural and moral character, of discovering inner beauty, of building emotional and Social health, stability, and well being; which is all beauty from the inside out. All of this, through the sharing of the agape love of Jesus Christ. 


Programs & Services

Beauty for Ashes, Inc. is an Out of School Time (OST) Youth Program that meets every other Saturday and on various evenings during the school year round. 

Students that join our five award winning after school programs and program enhancing field trips are typically suffering from mild to major forms of adolescent low self esteem and/or adolescent depression, bullying, anger and/or grief, or some other form of mental, emotional, or social issue and need an outlet for positive growth and encouragement in a family like atmosphere. Beauty for Ashes, Inc. embraces the student and in graphs them into the BFA, Inc. Family where love, acceptance, and healing takes place. 


Registration into Beauty for Ashes, Inc. Programs & Services are open year round. For more information on how to have your student become a member, please visit our contact us page!

About the Founder

Tanya L. Amir - Founder & Director

Mrs. Tanya L. Amir is a licensed and ordained Evangelist and has been modeling and acting professionally for over 20 years. Her areas of experience include print & commercial modeling, runway modeling, T.V. & Movie background extra roles, Pageantry, and her personal favorite Supernumarial roles for Opera Philadelphia. Mrs. Amir is also Miss Philadelphia Globe 2000, and Mrs. Philadelphia United States 2018, and was 2nd runner up in the Mrs. Pennsylvania United States 2018 Pageant. She has taught professional modeling for over 5 years before starting her own program in 2002. Along with these modeling and acting accolades, Mrs. Amir also has extensive knowledge of etiquette, social graces, youth counseling, and business protocol.

Mrs. Amir also has an extensive teaching background and has been working with school age youth in Philadelphia for over 18 years. She has worked in various areas such as Youth Sunday School Director, Substitute Teacher for the School Dist. of Phila., Youth Summer Camp Director, Founder of a Youth Summer Camp and Lead Coordinator, and Elder of Evangelism.