Celebrating Our 15th By Giving Back: Extreme Kids & Crew
Nov 11, 2020
As a part of our 15th Anniversary celebration and thank you to Brooklyn, we’ve selected 15 non-profit organizations to highlight that are doing work in our borough—or directly helping our fellow Brooklynites. We encourage everyone to learn a bit about the people making our community stronger and, if possible, to join us in making a small monetary donation to further their work. We thank them for everything they do and thank you for supporting a small, woman-owned Brooklyn business for the past 15 years!
Extreme Kids & Crew
We’re kicking off our month of gratitude with this dynamic, Red-Hook-based creative hub because they believe in the power of art and play as much as we do—all while flipping the traditional narrative of what disabled kids and adults can do.
“Extreme Kids & Crew seeks to show people that disability is not to be feared, pitied or mindlessly exalted, but understood to be an inherent part of life.”
While Extreme Kids & Crew is not about therapy, there’s little doubt its safe, inclusive, and fun spaces—where family members are encouraged to play alongside—offer healing. Inspired by Founder Eliza Factor’s son Felix (and his non-disabled sisters), the organization has been up and running for nearly a decade and offers a “not-for-profit arts-movement-play program dedicated to creating space for children with all sorts of disabilities to be who they are, and for families to connect with each other and their children” Even though COVID has paused in-person programming for the time being, Extreme continues to offer online services.