FLYKIDZ: The Program & Reception
FLYKIX, Atlanta’s premiere sneaker and clothing boutique is more than a retail stop, they’re passionate about improving the community. Proof: the launch of FLYKIDZ, a summer program collaborative with the Black Women’s Wellness Center that develops leadership skills while educating teens in the community. Friday, in the heart of the historic Castleberry District, was the official reception for all involved in the 8-week program that also fostered the teens’ creative, artistic abilities.
The celebration featured several pieces of art by teen participants throughout the store. Artists provided the inspiration behind their creations including a lifelong passion for music that inspires a young woman, and Tiger Woods’ tenacity and extraordinary talent which motivates a young man in Atlanta. Teens tested into the program, and were assessed at the end to ensure positive impact, and had nothing but positive comments about their experience.
FLYKIX owner Ebonie Ward was thrilled with the outcome of their first community outreach initiative. I was assured we’ll see more community/service projects such as this in the future. KU-DOS! Congratulations on the combined efforts and continue the amazing work in the community!! For more information about the BWWC initiatives, FLYKIDZ or FLYKIX, please visit their websites or the official (fresh to death) location: 275 Peters St. Atlanta, GA 30313.