Local organization holds Back-To-School Bash at Lyric Theater

Posted at 9:49 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 21:49:09-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A local organization made sure that kids had one more night of fun before the new school year starts.

The event was put on by the organization, Struggle Team, and it was held at the Lyrics Theater.

Student Alaysia Washington kicked off her last night of summer before a new school year with some new lyrics.

"Every time I take a test either A me or B me. All the teachers like me, you is not like me," she rapped.

Brandon Walker, the Struggle Team founder, tells LEX 18's Alexa Helwig that they gave away school supplies, backpacks, pizza, cookies, and money. Struggle Team was founded during a difficult time in Walker's life.

"Struggle team started where we were incarcerated. We had to find a plan to come back home and do something better with our life," said Walker.

The plan involved becoming a role model for kids in the community. Events like their Back-To-School bash not only gets kids ready for school, but it helps create a positive environment.

"I want to show them something different. I want to show them that they don't have to be in the streets. They don't have to make bad decisions. They have people out here who care about them. There's a lot of kids that have family problems and we want to show them that we can be somebody positive in their life," said Walker.

Walker says that he hopes Struggle Team can continue their movement and spread optimism.