ABC 10 came out to talk about our employment training program for adults on the autism spectrum.
Click here to watch our interview with Ananda.
Tony Lopez with CBS 13 News caught up with us and what we're doing in the community.
Click here to watch our story.
Hello. Welcome to Fly Brave. We are so glad you stopped by.
Fly Brave's Fashion Show debut.
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.
We are excited to announce we have secured a grant through the ABS Foundation to host a free 10 week social skills workshop through improv and acting. Classes begin October 10th.
If you have an adult ages 18-over interested in this workshop, please email us at email@example.com
Promoting Fly Brave's Fashion Show on
Good Day Sacramento.
Fly Brave was selected as Dignity Health's 2017 Acts of Human Kindness Recipient.
To view our 60 second commercial, click here.
The Fly Brave Foundation
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed; it's the only thing that ever has."
Promoting Bogle's Fundraiser for our employment program.
Huge thank you to Bogle Winery for hosting a fundraiser for us on August 11th during their Friday Alfresco Series. We raised $1900!
Huge THANK YOU to Tony Lopez with CBS13 for emcee'ing 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 about $15k at our This is Me Fashion Show/Silent Auction.
Check out our photos care of Brianna Heath, Shutter Bee Photography. Click here.