Annual Programs

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BTS Academy

BTS Academy is a free summer program that gets youth connected to leaders and career pathways in the fashion and footwear industries. Each student is awarded an iPad with accessories loaded with industry leading technology. Each day, guest speakers teach and supplement materials with hands-on activities that foster students’ creativity and entrepreneurial aspirations! The program concludes with a final project and presentation.

A special thank you to everyone who made 2024’s program possible!! It is with the help and generosity of our partners that we’re able to continue empowering and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. A special thank you to: the Reds Community Fund & the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, Love, Tito’s, Larry Driscoll, VML, Market Direct Inc, Dionte Johns (Sole Classics), Ashlee Bridge (Northwestern Mutual), Stephen Brantley (Corporate), Kevin Watkins (ShotByDubs), Donnie Quillen (DQuillen Photography), Sew Valley, Dan Donovan (DC Shoes), Andrew Parks (Adidas), Paper Planes, Adam Laine (VML), Aaron Cooper, and EQLZ.

Check back at the top of 2025 to learn more about how to apply for next year’s cohort!!

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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

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