See How Keds is Funding Dreams for Young Girls

There are so many young girls out there with amazing dreams and ideas that simply don’t have the funds to achieve them.  This is where Keds steps in to, helping these girls achieve their career goals through the Brave Life Project.

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The Brave Life Project is awarding $500 grants to 100 young women to help them follow their dreams.  Girls can enter to win a grant on the Keds website, which explains how this program could help to kick-start their career goals.  Applications will be accepted through May 15th, and the grants will be awarded on a rolling basis!

Some motivated young women who have already been awarded the grant are using it to help achieve their dreams, all of which are drastically different. You can view some short videos of these girls describing their brave career goals on the Keds YouTube page. There you will meet girls whose dreams range from becoming a pilot, entering into the Peace Corps, becoming a journalist, and teaching photography in Peru.
Watch below to learn about one girl’s dream to close the gender gap in computer science:

These girls have ideas that can help improve our world. Shreya, the winner in the above video, will be using her grant money to fund a virtual computer science camp.  Shreya wants to motivate more girls, to become involved in the computer science industry.  She is working toward closing the gender gap in the technology world.

These girls can accomplish amazing things, but need some help to get there. Keds is here to help!


I am a merchandise planner at Keds. I work with an amazing team, and have a closet full of more sneakers than I could ever possibly wear. I received my Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of New Hampshire, majoring in Marketing. Prior to Keds I worked as a stylist at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. I am also a group fitness instructor, passionate about tabata and bootcamp style workouts.

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