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sponsor  a service for a kid 

Atlanta, Ga

BNW "Sponsor A Service For A Kid’ is a program geared towards mental health and personal grooming for the youth in the Atlanta, GA Public School system. This program was created to bridge the gap between looking good and performing even better. We want to be a personal mentor for each student encountered to leave them with the proper seeds to be their best self. All of our mentors are professional artist and come with tons of experience as well as love to share with their community. Our hope is to use haircuts and hairstyles to impact the students behavior and personal morale.

Below is an outline of goals, specs, and more details of how to get involved!

  • Provide barbering and hair care services once to twice a month for 5-8hrs per visit;

  • Boost the morale and confidence of each kid cut;

  • Improve mental health & behavior issues;

  • Improve hair health;

  • Demonstration of Entreleadership.

Correlation Between Mental Health & Grooming

According to a recent study published in BJPsych Open, findings showed that barbers could be considered informal providers of psychological support and that barbershops could be considered suitable mental health settings for men in the pandemic.


Researchers explored the barbershop model as a mental health support resource for males during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK). They addressed research questions about the manner of barbers' engagement with their clients regarding mental health, the impact of COVID-19 on the clients' mental health, and the scope of formalizing barbershops as mental health support settings.

This information further justifies our efforts for creating this program. We will make sure we conduct proper evaluations throughout the school year to monitor the success of the program.


Richmond, Va


RVA Ball For A Cause annual charity game was established in 2016. A group of native Richmond residents came together to address some of the biggest issues facing the city of Richmond. They agreed to host an event in which different communities in Richmond and surrounding counties could come together to support a great cause. ClimbingTreesDaily, BrandNewWave Barber and Natural Hair Salon, and Marquee Sports and Events will organize the 3rd annual RVA Ball For A Cause charity basketball game.

There were many events previously held in Richmond that served as inspiration for creating this charity event. Musicians, professional basketball players, business owners and known public figures have come together each year to make this event a success. Some of the most well-known Richmond artists/entertainers and basketball players will team up and compete in the RVA Ball For A Cause basketball game. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Ben Wallace gym.

RVA Ball For A Cause purpose:

➢ Raise mental health awareness

➢ Collect school supplies to donate to an elementary school, middle school, and high school

➢ Establish a “RVA Ball For A Cause: Back to School” fund for students


Revenue generated from RVA Ball For A Cause will directly impact less fortunate students in Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Richmond public schools. In addition to donating school supplies to students, the “RVA Ball For A Cause: Back to School” fund will help support students unable to pay class due/fees, unable to afford school lunch, unable to pay college application fees, and provide assistance to families facing financial hardship. independence. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Our goal is to raise mental health awareness within the Richmond City area and surrounding communities by providing information about mental health services (who, where, and how to obtain help).


We believe men have an enormous potential for improvement of their mental health and quality of life. Cut to the Chase are monthly conversations to continue support efforts for the raising of men’s collective self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-care.

This project is a collaborative effort between Avail Outpatient Counseling, Brand New Wave, and Mecca Williams, LPC.

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