It was in November 2017 that 12-year-old Sidney Keys III launched a book club for young black boys called Books N’ Bros. The organization was created to help evolve the literacy rate amongst Sidney’s peers and to underline making reading a fun activity. It appears that his passion for change and entrepreneurial mindset is paying off because the St. Louis native has his hands in yet another major project.
Sidney Keys III has been selected to join the Kids Board of Directors for New York City-based fashion company KIDBOX. He will join 12 other young entrepreneurs in providing feedback on back-to-school fall and winter kids’ fashion using their expertise and experience.
“What excites me most is being able to make an even bigger change in my community with KIDBOX,” Sidney told Blavity. “I am excited to bring awareness of KIDBOX to boys who look like me and for kids in general in my community that can hopefully benefit from KIDBOX and have access to quality clothing.”
Sidney is able to maintain his book club and his position on KIDBOX’s Kids Board of Directors with help and inspiration from his mother, Winnie Elizabeth. “I wouldn’t have been able to make it this far without her,” Keys said.
Congratulations Sidney from us here at Live Civil!