NYC-based fashion company KIDBOX, the first social mission-based kids style box, is launching its second Kids Board of Directors, a group of 12 kids who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a passion for social good from Harlem to Hollywood.
The KIDBOX Kids Board members are between the ages of 8-14 and have an entrepreneurial spirit and an eye for style. Among the board members are 11-year-old March For Our Lives activist Naomi Wadler, 9-year-old Woodland Park resident Jayden Perez, who organized a drive in his hometown and hand delivered 1,100 toys to child hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and Daniella Marie Benitez, 13, a San Diego resident who built homes for families in need in Mexico.
As a member of the board they are given the opportunity to advise the company on kids’ fashion, while also learning firsthand from top executives in the industry. The selected Kids Board will also work directly with KIDBOX on executing meaningful projects in their local communities to expand on the company’s core mission of clothing 1M children in need.
On the Kids Board kick-off day, members convened at KIDBOX,’s brand new headquarters in NYC to learn about the fashion business, share their feedback on upcoming Back to School style trends and toys, and have the opportunity to fine-tune their social good projects for the year ahead with guidance from KIDBOX, executives. They also welcomed kids from local non-profit organizations Harlem’s Cherry Kids and The River Fund to design special anti-bullying shirts to be featured in future seasonal boxes.
They also heard from an anti-bullying professional who will teach them more about how they can grow as leaders by speaking up against bullying in their communities.
Photo credit: 1) Daniella, Brooklynn and Naomi. 2-4) create shirt . 5) group of students. By Kimberly Mufferi.