Columbus, Ohio (WSYX) — Opening up avenues of success through style, kids in Linden were laced with some fresh new kicks.
The gift is part of an initiative aimed at promoting positivity and pushing kids to academic excellence.
A little bit of motivation goes a long way. Educators and community activists in Linden are looking to give kids a hand and push forward.
"Jay's for A's," the kids love the sneakers, and the parents love the academic progress.
"We Are Linden" is celebrating students going above and beyond at Legacy Academy of Excellence.
The community group hosted a fundraiser to purchase the shoes. The fresh kicks will be going to students who've gone above and beyond in the classroom.
The effort is about much more than keeping kids stylish, it's about motivation. Doing the right things in school and in life will lead you on the right path.
Linden is a community that advocates say has seen its fair share of youth crime. The giveaway was also a chance to highlight those kids making the right choices. Students working to be leaders in school and in the community.