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This article was written by Kyle Green, Founder of Young Hearted. 

I have combined my love of art, fashion, hip-hop, and my reluctance to let go of childish antics to create the Young Hearted brand. A brand that attempts to encapsulate all that it means to be a big kid.

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Growing up in a typical American middle class family, my parents have afforded me a generous amount of privileges and opportunities that others are not so lucky to enjoy.  Possessing the prospect of living out my dreams along with the feeling that my dreams are a major part of my existence has caused me to reflect on others less fortunate circumstances.  Due to this realization, I have developed a sincere desire to assist those in need, especially children.

Young Hearted Apparel is for those who feel young at heart, not necessarily young in age, but young in mind and spirit. It is not limited to young adults like myself, but for all who possess child-like qualities in an adult world.

James Maye on the far left, me in the middle wearing the navy sweatshirt, Kevin Willis Jr, and Sandra Keating (Executive Director of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter)

We at Young Hearted Apparel have a strong sense of nationalism.  We manufacture all products in America and our apparel is 100% cotton, with the exception of our custom knitted socks, which is made from a proDri material known for its antimicrobial and hydrophobic wicking attributes.

From each purchase, whether a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or tank top, we donate a portion of the proceeds to various children’s charitable foundations such as the Atlanta Children’s Homeless Shelter, in hopes of assisting kids across America lead Young Hearted lives.  With your assistance, hopefully we can give America a brighter tomorrow by supporting the dreams of those who will create our future.

“For those who feel young at heart, not necessarily young in age, but young in mind and spirit.” Young Hearted Apparel

Please help Young Hearted Apparel by donating to their Kickstarter. Check it out! 

About the author

Born in New York, grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. Double Majored at the University of Georgia, Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Psychology; Pre-law.  Was accepted into law school but postponed to start this company. The creative vein runs in my family. Two of my cousins are poets. Ifa Bayeza and Ntozake Shange, author and playwright of “For Colored Girls”, the Broadway play that was recently turned into a Tyler Perry movie. My research orientation stems from my involvement and aspirations in the field of law, inspired by my cousin’s success Bisa Williams, the current ambassador of the United States to Niger.


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