Annual Programs

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BTS Academy

BTS Academy is a free, summer program that gets youth connected to leaders in the fashion merchandising and footwear industries, while supplementing connections with hands-on activities that foster their creativity and entrepreneurial aspirations! This specific program is unique and beneficial to the community as it promotes youth empowerment, workforce readiness, and professionalism.

We are getting ready for BTS Academy 2024! Check back to the website for more information and the application, which is releasing soon!

A special thank you to: The Corporate & Bigger Than Sneakers Family, Joyia Johnson & Clark Montessori High School, Converse, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Just C & Miles Brazan Harmon (Paper Planes), Adam Laine (VMLY&R), Shailah Maynard (Sew Valley), Jeremy Sallee (Puma), Shannel Heath (Chase Bank), Ashlee Bridge (Northwestern Mutual), Dan ‘Heavy’ Donovan (DC Shoes), Taglio’s Bar + Pizzeria, SMV Cereal Bar, Larry Driscoll, Jamaal Lucas, and Ethan Bailey for all of your support in 2023!

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Pop Up Shop Opportunities

To continue supporting our community, BTS has partnered with Corporate to host pop up shops for small businesses and creatives. This platform creates a space to showcase their merchandise and market their businesses. This opportunity is available at both Corporate locations (Cincinnati & Indianapolis) on weekends. For more information, please contact natalie@biggerthansneakers.org.

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