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Knights Of Heroes Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   113 reviews 3,475

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Mental Health

Address:

14960 Woodcarver Road, Suite 119 Colorado Springs CO 80921 USA

Mission:

Knights of Heroes empowers children who have lost their fathers during military service by providing positive adult mentorship, character development, and lasting friendships forged during an annual wilderness adventure camp. KOH hosts families with common losses allowing them to share experiences and build relationships while increasing public awareness and ensuring that families with losses are not forgotten with the passage of time.

Target demographics:

The Knights of Heroes program is available to boys and girls who have lost their fathers in miilitary service. It is important that these children share a common bond, so the following eligibility criteria have been established:Father was Active Duty, Reserve or National GuardFather was the legal guardian of the child applying for campMother is not remarried at the start of the child's first year at campMinimum age - children must be 11 years old or have completed the 5th grade

Direct beneficiaries per year:

100

Geographic areas served:

Participants come from all over the world

Programs:

child services, mentorship, friendship, counseling

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Reviews for Knights Of Heroes Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

This was my son's second year in this wonderful program. He entered with low self-confidence and is now blossoming into a self-reliant young man. Every year he is making goals and continuing to strive for more. I feel confident that he will enter the world with the faith based foundation he needs to succeed and rise above the challenges life gives him. There isn't enough room on this form to tell you what this program means to our family. Thank you Knights of Heroes!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Knights of Heroes has been instrumental in helping my boys connect with other boys and girls who have lost their fathers in the military. KOH teaches the boys the traits and qualities of a modern day knight. They also inclue outdoor camping and activities while making lifelong mentors. This organization is a God send for my family!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

All volunteer program of mentoring boys in the outdoors teaching them man skills with values.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Greatest camp I have ever been a part of. I volunteered as a mentor and saw awesome changes in these boys whose fathers have paid the ultimate sacrifice. From the equipment to the adventures to the training, this camp is truely world class

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing experience for my daughter! Although they can never replace her father, the mentors and staff have given her hope, courage and a firm foundation on which to build an amazing future. My husband would have been so proud!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing mentors who know how to guide children of the fallen, while learning to enjoys the great outdoors

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is exactly the type of program I was looking for after my husband was killed. I felt powerless in trying to get my kids the knowledge of the outdoors and foster their confidence in doing physical challenges that I was not familiar with---knowing that if Dad were alive, he would be teaching them all of these things. My daughter has emerged from this camp, even stronger and more confident. She can try new things and push her body to go beyond her comfort level. Next year my son will be old enough to participate in the boy's program and I'm so excited for him. Knights of Heroes is giving my kids what I cannot. Our family is grateful for these wonderful people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be a mentor/volunteer at Knights of Heroes in 2014. The training, the staff, the activities and the facilities/environment were top shelf. I saw young men help each other find courage and friendship in the context of an excellent camp high in the Rocky Mountains that will help them overcome and achieve throughout their lives. The resilience and humility of these kids is remarkable, and I am certain that their fathers who have fallen in service to their country are very, very proud.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my son's first year and he loved everything about the camp. He returned more confident and self assured. He felt like he had bonded with his mentors and the other kids in the program. He felt challenged to do his best and appreciated for his efforts. He and his mentor made a list of goals that he worked on at camp and that he was able to apply to our home life. This was a great experience for him and my son says he can't wait to go again next year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my daughter's second year at camp and my son's first year. I can not speak highly enough about this camp for children of the fallen. The week that they provide for the campers is amazing. The kids come back with huge smiles on their faces, nonstop stories of all of their adventures and best of all excitement about returning next year! While the kids have fun, what sets this camp apart is the values and confidence the kids learn through overcoming and also giving back.
I would easily describe my daughter as very shy, quiet and withdrawn. I would even wager to say she had low self esteem and confidence before she went to camp last year. After 1 week she was a different child. She was chatty and smiley! I couldn't wait to see what this year held for her and now her brother. Again it was amazing!! This kid now has the light back in her eyes! It makes me tear up just thinking about it. The quiet confidence she is gaining from this camp translate into this child now ready to take on more difficult classes in school instead of being fearful and anxious. Asking her teachers, all on her own, to take a class she is interested in. There is no way that would have happened before. As for her brother, he has always been such an outgoing soul but afraid to try, afraid to fail. Now, he is ready to take on new activities that will require his effort. He has learned from camp not to give up but keep trying. I'm so thankful to this organization. Thankful that these amazing mentors give selflessly of their time for our children. So thankful for Knights of Heroes!!

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

I wouldn't change a thing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

So thankful for an amazing first year!! Both of my kiddos are already looking forward to next year, which will be the first year for my son. I can not speak highly enough of all of the people involved!! They give so selflessly of their time for these kids, for our families. It is very humbling!! My daughter is a changed kid! Challenges and hurdles are no longer impossible. What a difference this week has made!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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