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Kids Across America Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 299

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Sports

Address:

PO Box 930 Branson MO 65615 USA

Mission:

Kids Across America Foundation''s mission is to building Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education.

Programs:

Kids Across America Foundation operates four Kids Across America (KAA) Kamps in Golden, MO. They consist of KAA I for campers ages 10-12, KAA II for campers ages 13-14 and KAA III for campers ages 15-18. These three camps give urban youth a chance to escape the effects of poverty, gang influences, crime and drugs during an 8-day program. The program includes 30 sports and activities and also has a year-round follow up effort utilizing annual rallies and twice yearly newsletters to help make camp lessons stick. Higher Ground is a 3-year leadership camp designed to train young emerging, urban leaders (ages 15-19) with servant-leadership principles and character so they can transform their communities. KAA also serves and ministers to hundreds of urban adult group leaders (Kaleos) who bring kids to camp.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have 3 daughters 16,15 & 11 and they absolutely LOVE KAA & HG (Kids Across America & Higher Ground) the teens have been for the last 4 yrs & the 11 yr old has been twice. My girls have grown in Christ by leaps & bounds. Their prayer life gets better every year that they go. They have a better understanding of God's will & His word. The have embraced service to others & have gotten awesome leadership skills. KAA/HG is a safe place where kids are free to praise & worship God in their own way with their peers & celebrate and not be ashamed of their love of God. My kids have embraced one of the main principles taught at KAA which is "God first, others second & I am third." I can only say I had a true mountain-top experience there in which I felt the presence of God in a way that I have never felt before so much so that it is a little hard to come back down off that mountain & get back to the "real world" but what I learned & experienced there has equipped me & encouraged me to bring that spirit of God back home to let His light shine in me. I would encourage you to see for yourself what KAA/HG has to offer for adults, but especially youth because words can not do it justice.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not too much I would change because I know it is improving every year. My kids would like air conditioning in their cabins. I would like to see the sessions extended back to a full 7 days instead of 5 or 6. Some, not all, of the food could be a lil better.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Loved this camp! The reason I know so much about Christ and how to be a servant is because of KAA! I was exposed to so much that has shaped me to the person I am today. I also met awesome people that I still talk to today (5 years later). KAA is the best thing that has happened to me! KAA...YOU KNOW!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truly a premiere sports camp for urban youth and their mentors! Love their Vision: To transform urban youth to impact their communities for Christ; and their Mission: To Build Christian Leaders by encouraging equipping and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education! All of their camps and leadership training programs are Outstanding! They offer some 35 exciting activities and sports. KAA1 is an incredible camp for 9-12 year olds; KAA2 is an amazing camp for 13-15 year olds; KAA3 is an awesome "extreme" camp for 16-19 year olds; KAA Kaleo Camp is the greatest resource under the sun for urban group leaders and their KAA Higher Ground Leadership training camp program is directed by one of the most respected urban leadership training directors in the nation!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to increase their impact into thousands of urban communities and expand their already far reaching outreach.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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