A couple months ago, Keds sent me the above pair of sneaks [peeking out of this weekend’s luggage!], but even better than the shoes was the story the team shared with me. Recently, they launched the Brave Life Project, a new virtual community that aims to provide young women [ages 13-24] a space where they can find resources to lead an authentic life, through fun, fashion, and instructional content.
The website features style tutorials, product showcases, and how-to videos covering everything from crafts to cooking – many of which are user-generated – along with everyday brave challenges, personal stories, research and reading material… But the Brave Life Project, as a program, also exists outside the digital realm through a long-term charitable component. Since February 2014, the Brave Life Project’s charitable arm has awarded $100,000 to 100 girls, and the third grant wave, titled “Change Your World”, [was opened] on August 15th that focuses on funding charitable dreams.
50 brave girls are about to be selected as recipients of this season’s grant, to create change within their communities. If you are, or know of, a brave teen with big dreams, stay tuned to hear about the next opportunity to apply for a grant. And in the meantime, check out BraveHearts!