The Milwaukee Bucks and the Andis Foundation have partnered to host six “Barbershop Mondays” with Bucks’ community partner Safe & Sound and local young men.
Through the program, community rooms in Milwaukee neighborhoods will transform into pop-up barbershops, offering free haircuts to young men between the ages of 10-23. Facilitated by Safe & Sound, these six sessions are more than just a haircut as the barbershop chairs provide a casual setting for open communication and dialogue among attendees. The focus of these discussions is building social and emotional confidence, leadership and how youth can develop positive mentor relationships.
“The Andis Foundation is excited to partner with the Milwaukee Bucks for our new Barbershop Mondays, Powered by Andis program,” said Laura Andis Bishop, co-president of Andis Company. “Neighborhood barbershops have long played a critical role in their communities, providing a safe place for young men to gather and talk about issues with a positive role model – their barber. This innovative program is an extension of that important relationship.”
The first Barbershop Mondays program was held last week, with five more events slated through February and March. Bucks platers are scheduled to attend at least two of the remaining sessions. More details on those visits will be announced in due course.