The R.A.W. Connections collection was created to support and embrace L Apparel and Print Creations Chief Executive Officer's (Dr. Lisa Pickett) culturally relevant professional development inititiative for educators entitled R.A.W. Connections. R.A.W. Connections stands for Race-Based Trauma, African American Youth, and Wellness. It brings to life Dr. Pickett's research that focuses on how to best support African American youths' ability to mitigate race-based trauma academically, socially, and emotionally.