What is garage 22?
Garage 22 is organized as a 501(C)(3) organization providing an accepting space that develops a loving culture for foster and at risk boys. Our services include access to mentorship, workshops, clothing, sports gear, a pop up barbershop art, coding and music lab so that they can successfully and independently enter adulthood.
This brick and mortar venue will be open two days a week and welcome teenage boys from foster care programs across Broward County. We will provide access to support programs giving them a place to find and celebrate their voice and power, learn a variety of life and job skills, and work with mentors to build their self confidence and leadership, as they develop into honorable community minded men in our world.
Who are we?
We are a group of committed leaders creating a transformational experience for these underserved kids, engaging thousands in the community and impacting thousands more with a powerful legacy that will live on for decades.
So now what?
With your support, over 1,000 at risk boys in the foster care system will visit Garage 22 in our first year.
Our Programs & Services
Garage 22 empowers boys in the Broward County foster care system by providing a wide array of programming that goes far beyond services readily available. Much work is under way to help ensure that at-risk boys in the Broward County foster care system have the support, skills, and resources to successfully transition to adulthood, including:
Mentorship & Workshops
Weekly workshop programming will be centered on topics of interest to the development of at-risk boys including a safe space for advice, help or simply a listening ear.
By contributing to their wellbeing and personal growth, we can inspire these young individuals to take action in their own lives.
Legacy Pop-up Barbershop
Local barbers will donate their time and talent to provide free, dapper haircuts for the kids in our program that do not get to experience quality service with loving attention.
Garage 22 Store
All participants will “shop” for free in our store stocked with quality items that reflect current trends, brands and fashions combining clothing; shoes, accessories, and sports gear along with the basics every kid deserves.
Creative Art, Coding & Music Lab
Inspired by the idea that art, music and creativity can transform a child, we will work with partners, volunteers and passionate people in South Florida to create a unique lab for the at-risk boys who visit Garage 22.
Support Garage 22 at the FATVillage ART WAlK LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Except the month of December!
If you are interested in Art Walk sponsorship benefiting Garage 22, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shechter Family
Make a contribution
Garage 22 is a 100% volunteer organization. All our proceeds go to the programs and to create this safe space.
Sponsors, mentors, partners and volunteers are the soul of this project and have the opportunity to create real change in the future path of each child who walks through the doors.
In KIND / volunteer
All donations and in-kind services welcome. Let’s Collaborate! Contact us to chat about how we can make this happen.