Dignity Health selected Fly Brave as their 2017 Acts of Human Kindness Recipient.
Click here to watch our 60 second commercial on ABC10.
Tony Lopez with CBS 13 News caught up with us and what we're doing in the community.
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed; it's the only thing that ever has."
This beautiful quilt was made by Lori Fuentes, one of our moms, with so much love through countless hours over a 6 month period. Her son Adam will be rocking the runway with us on September 10th. We are selling $1 raffle tickets and the winner will be announced the night of the Fashion Show. Grab your ticket here. Proceeds benefit the show.
It was a dream come true to meet our real life hero,
Dr. Temple Grandin.
Hello. Welcome to Fly Brave. We are so glad you stopped by.
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.
In the Community
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The Fly Brave Foundation
Thank you to these generous businesses for donating items to our Fashion Show Silent Auction.
SAVE THE DATE!
Bogle Winery Fundraiser benefiting our Fashion Show.
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Thank you sponsors for supporting our Fashion Show.
Sacramento Food Co-op, Council-member Jeff Harris, Palmer Kazanjian, RacknRoad, Catita's Mobile Beauty Services, AMPT Gym, Chris Hunt Construction, Tim Collum Gallery