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Neijae Graham-Henries has a philanthropic spirit that is to be admired. This past summer, the 8-year-old Philadelphia resident attended the Junior Barber Academy lead by P. Michael Boone. Boone created a six-week program to give young men the tools they needed to become a barber.
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I believe It’s much easier to take the time to teach a child then to try and correct an adult ….. Fall classes for the #juniorbarberacademy will be starting soon…Please fill out the form in the link in the bio and I will be emailing out all the details about the orientation…Please share or tag anyone that might be interested #barber #philly #barberclasses #youngestfemalebarber #barbershopconnect
This initiative, also led by Boone, is a back-to-school event where 300-400 kids get free haircuts before the head back to the classroom. Henries volunteered her time by executing some of the haircuts with her own clippers! He was so impressed by her hard work that he’d like her to volunteer at another community event. “I’m going to be cutting hair for the homeless in November, and I already asked Neijae to come along,” Boone says.
“I am very proud of her. She was a great student, and I am excited to see where this will take her,” he reminisced. It is a beautiful thing to watch kids find their passion. Henries’ entrepreneurial spirit is admirable. There are people who live every day of their lives doing what they hate because they’re too scared to do what they love. How amazing would this world be if we approached our dreams the way children do?This article appeared on MadameNoire.