"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed; it's the only thing that ever has."
Jewelry Workshops with Eskaton Senior Living Community.
Fly Brave's adults on the autism spectrum and the residents of Eskaton are collaborating to create pieces of jewelry sold at Article Consignment Boutique in East Sacramento. The proceeds help to fund our program.
Do you have a young adult interested in joining us? If so, please contact us at email@example.com.
We meet on the first Friday of each month at Eskaton.
February 2, 2018, March 2, 2018, April 6, 2018
Eskaton Monroe Lodge
3225 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
Our core mission is to open an employment training program for adults with autism. Employment is a wide spread need across the country. The unemployment rate is nearly 80% for this population, and I saw this first hand in searching for employment opportunities for my son John who is 23, non-verbal, and on the autism spectrum. Fly Brave aims to build a bridge between aging out of school at 22 years old and entering the world of adulthood. We want to create a training program that offers options; to tap into each young adults talents and dreams in an environment that fosters confidence, education, hands-on experience and growth. Seeing the need for a program like this in our community, Fly Brave was created. Our program is run with the help of our mentors, office assistant, jewelry makers and webmaster who are all on the autism spectrum.
We believe in the power of social outlets. Our events build social skills, confidence, and friendships. We have watched our teens/young adults blossom over the past year through prom, rollerskating, monthly Sky High Sports meet ups, swimming, run club and Winter Ball.
Our events are funded primarily through our online Etsy store, and our jewelry display at Article Consignment Boutique in East Sacramento (56th Street & Elvas Avenue next to Tupelo). Jewelry and t-shirts are made bi-weekly by young adults with autism in our workshops. You can also hire our young adults to mow your lawn, wash your car, or perform other small jobs. These activities provide hands on experience to their steps to independence and fill them with pride by earning their own money.
We created a home movie montage of our first year in review.
Watch our 2016 journey, here.
Social Skills Workshops through Improv and Acting
We secured a grant through the ABS Foundation in 2017 to host a free 10 week social skills workshop through improv and acting.
It was such a huge success, we are bringing it back in 2018.
If you have an adult ages 18-over interested in this workshop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fly Brave Foundation
Cheers to the young man who inspired the foundation of Fly Brave. John is autistic and nonverbal. He trained and completed his first marathon, CIM, California International Marathon, on Dec 3, 2017, in hopes to Boston qualify. A 5 minute mile runner, he trained with his running coach, Ryan Battimarco, for 4 months. Unfortunately, John sustained an injury on the run. What we thought was a sprained ankle would later be diagnosed as a broken ankle. He would not stop. He did not give up. He was determined to finish and finish is what he did. He ran 9 minute miles despite his injury completing the race in 4 hours and 27 minutes. He didn't Boston qualify this time yet he is determined to try again once he is injury free.
John's story by Ananda Rochita, ABC10 News,click here.
John's story by Cambi Brown, CBS13 News, click here.
Hello. Welcome to Fly Brave. We are so glad you stopped by.
Huge thank you to Bogle Winery for hosting a fundraiser for us on August 11th during their Friday Alfresco Series.
We raised $1900!
Promotion on CBS13 News, click here.
Huge THANK YOU to Tony Lopez with CBS13 for emceeing our Fashion Show and our generous sponsors.
Sacramento Food Co-op, Council-member Jeff Harris, Palmer Kazanjian, RacknRoad, Catita's Mobile Beauty Services, AMPT Gym, Chris Hunt Construction, Tim Collum Gallery, Allie Studio
We raised $15k.