The "J For A J" Dress Shoe Scholarship is the first of a series of events that is hosted by SIAMESE DREAMS Next Level Outreach.


The dual purpose of the "J For A J" Dress Shoe Scholarship is to:

  1. Use the ongoing craze for one of the world’s most popular sneaker brands, Nike Air Jordan, as a technique to enlighten young men about the importance of professional dress awareness as they enter the collegiate and workforce arenas. 

  2. Reward students for their scholastic and community achievements.

This year, we have partnered with three local high schools to participate in this outreach initiative. Each student who applies for the initiative will have to go through the application process. To download the application and requirements, click here. A total of 12 exceptional graduating male students will be chosen and presented with several items that we consider to be essential to a man’s professional attire.  

As apart of this Power Pack, each winner will receive a(n):

  • Brand new pair of Johnston & Murphy dress shoes
  • Pair of dress socks  
  • Embossed portfolio
  • Shoe-shine kit
“The ‘temporary’ exchanging  of  a  Jordan  sneaker  for  a  Johnston &  Murphy  dress  shoe  essentially symbolizes  the student’s willingness  to  accept  life’s  necessary  transitions  and nuances  in  order  to  be  successful.” 
— Julian and Justin Grant, Co-Founders

Each "J For A J" event will focus around helping these teens to develop a vision for their lives, and teach them the importance of continuously investing in their future. These tools include:

  • Effective Communication
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Personal Branding/Grooming
  • Building Relationships
  • Facing Adversity 



Partnering Schools


Huffman High School

(Birmingham City School)

Ramsay High School

(Birmingham City School)

Tarrant High School

(Tarrant City School)

Media Attention

(click The Birmingham Times, Birmingham City Schools, and WIAT News logos to read more.)


Interested in participating in our grassroots fundraising efforts? Your monetary gift helps us reach our goals. Click here to learn more about how you can make your contribution to this initiative.