Tees At Risk markets t-shirts featuring innovative and thought-provoking designs by current and former teens at risk. We are a Certified B Corporation whose primary goals are to give current and former at-risk youth a positive outlet for their creativity, and to distribute as much money as possible to selected charities that focus on helping troubled or disadvantaged youth.
We distribute a portion of every t-shirt sale to a charity (often chosen by the young designer of that t-shirt), and every t-shirt design is accompanied by a description by its designer of the brief background and motivation of his or her design. Every shirt has a QR code, so anyone with a data-connected, QR-enabled device can easily find out the "story" behind your cool shirt.
Tees At Risk was founded in 2010 by Richard Kligman and Ben Wiener, two serial entrepreneurs who try to spend a portion of their time doing good things. Our point person and coordinator, Toby Smith, is an experienced fashion designer based in New York City. In addition to serving as Director of Tees at Risk, Toby is a senior fashion designer at The Moret Group.