What kind of stuff did you get into when you were younger? Sports? Music? Taking more than a few spills on the cement with your skateboard? I remember taking a Judo class as an after-school program. In the narrow passage between the bricks of my school and the schoolyard fence, I learned how to pick someone up and throw them over my shoulder, no matter how much they weighed. I realized then that I could accomplish many things. I could do whatever I set out to do.
Unfortunately some kids don’t have anything positive to turn to and they end up as powerless victims of the negative influences in their surroundings. That’s why Rime is proud to support ART ACTION AWARENESS (A3) and their partnership with GIRL EDUCATIONAL AND MENTORING SERVICES (GEMS). Together, they are working to help young girls in need build confidence, strength, and awareness through a unique Boxing and Arts Program. The program helps to facilitate a dialogue and the art they create from it becomes a vehicle for these girls to express their discoveries along the way.
Please join our whole Rime familia, A3, GEMS, and our good friend, artist and pro-boxer, Vanessa Chakour. We will be showcasing a gallery of artwork created from this program and will be receiving donations for the Give The Change Campaign. And if all that wasn’t enough, DJ Moni is spinning. You know where I’ll be from 6-10 this Friday!