Black Kids (Don't)

We’re Phoenix + Aspen: here to celebrate and inspire children to immerse themselves in art, cultural, and educational experiences.

We dispel myths and stereotypes around Black children’s capabilities.

We battle  the erasure of the existence of Black Homeschoolers and  Affrilachian Kids (African-American kids living, playing, and dreaming in Southern Appalachia).

We break down cultural barriers through an ongoing exchange of storytelling, tradition, and artistic expression.

We are creating a cultural show and tell: for kids, by kids, and open to all.

Cultural Awareness

We believe cultural awareness inspires appreciation and strengthens communities.

Popular Education

We believe we’re all teachers and learners with valid & valuable information to share.

Youth Organizing + Activism

We believe it’s never too soon to create a more socially just and equitable world.

Art & Digital Storytelling

We believe documenting and preserving our past and present is critical to our future.

Latest News

Black Kids (Don’t) Hike

What is this we keep hearing about how Black Kids (Don’t) Hike?! We had a blast hiking the Little Brier Gap Trail in the Great Smokey Mountains of East TN!

Supporting Immigrant Children

This week we helped make snack packs for the kids of refugee and immigrant families passing through our city to get to loved ones after being released from ICE. We…

Greek Fest

Phoenix + Aspen had an opportunity to experience Greek Fest for the first time! We tasted traditional desserts such as Baklava and Loukoumades. We played games, learned traditional dances and…

Haiti Fest
Hair Out Loud’s First Home!

We’re so excited that our visual art piece “Hair Out Loud” will be on display at The Identity Project Art Show! this Saturday, April 21st from 6-8 PM at A1LabArts in Knoxville,…

Join Us at the Louie Bluie Festival!

We’re so excited to attend the community celebration of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong this year. Our art piece “Hair Out Loud” will be displayed in the Judged Young Folks’ Art…