ATL // Tameka Raymond’s ‘Kile’s World Foundation’ Fundraiser | May 30
Though Tameka Raymond lost her son Kile Glover in a jet ski accident just last summer, the celeb stylist and entrepreneur (most recognized as Usher‘s ex-wife) saw through the devastation and found an opportunity to change lives in her community.
In late March, she launched Kile’s World Foundation, an Atlanta-based non-profit that honors the memory of the vibrant 11-year-old, whose passions included acting, producing and performing music, and creating abstract art and photography.
The fine and performing arts-focused program will offer art-based camps to children aged 10-17 years old, and its multiple workshops will include acting, singing, dance, painting, illustration, music production, digital media, etc.
“Kile is and will always be my muse,” Tameka says. “He inspires me to do great things both artistically and in general to help others. He was a guiding genius.”
With the availability of theater and dance in schools dramatically declining from 20% to 3% in the last decade according to the U.S. Department of Education, she realized the need for programs such as Kile’s World, especially in low-income areas.
Because of this, she seeks to eventually open a magnet school with the same concentrations.
“Not only is the Kile’s World Foundation a labor of love, it fulfills a void in a nation where the outlet of artistic expression is being withheld from more children each day,” Kiles World issued in a statement.
On May 30th, Tameka invites fellow Atlantans to a kid-friendly fundraiser in support of the organization at NoCa Restaurant and her boutique Estella Home.
Bring the kids to bounce and slide, and enjoy a performance from Atlanta’s premiere live music group the Jukebox Band.
All proceeds from Estella’s clearance sale will go directly to the foundation.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 pm
1170 Canton Street
1158 Canton Street