Team Kids, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   25 reviews

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Location: 15375 Barranca Pkwy, E-103 Irvine CA 92618 USA

Mission: As a nonprofit organization that nurtures and relies upon the passions and leadership of our youth, Team Kids never strays from its motto: “It’s all about the kids!” Our vision is not only about the future-we give young people the opportunity to improve the lives of others today and encourage them to become the next generation of compassionate leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. Through Team Kids’ youth-led school- and community-based service programs, thousands of participants learn about leadership, teamwork, and making healthy choices for themselves and others in real-world situations. The parents, teachers, police officers, firefighters, business leaders, and other community members who volunteer alongside youth recognize their power to make a difference, boosting their confidence and belief in their importance to society. Focusing on building up the positive assets of youth, Team Kids also improves their protective factors against harmful behaviors, such as substance use, gang involvement, or delinquent activity. Team Kids is dedicated to growing our California-based programs into a national model relying on community collaboration to protect and inspire young people. Bringing together stakeholders from education, government, public safety, and business, we have the potential to secure successful outcomes for our youngest citizens across the nation. Together, our communities can support the healthy development of our kids, encouraging their positive efforts and empowering America’s future.
Target demographics: empower our youngest citizens as powerful leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000 children and people in need.
Geographic areas served: elementary schools
Programs: the Team Kids Challenge. The Challenge program mobilizes our children's heroes from local police and fire departments to "challenge" them to become community heroes. Students collectively help the homeless, feed the hungry, thank our deployed troops, protect the environment, and much more. Best of all, our programs are delivered at no cost to the schools, with all, yes 100% of proceeds from kids delivered to charities chosen by the children.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

TEAM Kids is a great community partner for Cox Communications. We have a common goal of inspiring children to lead and serve beyond the boundaries of the classroom and become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The spirit of volunteerism and community and government partnerships achieved by TEAM Kids is refreshing and commendable. Their efforts have a positive impact on our community and the self-confidence of the children who learn they have the power to make a difference in the world!

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TEAM Kids is an amazing program which is forming the next generation of leaders in society TODAY! When I work with schools and other child focused groups within the city of Irvine who have not had the pleasure of working with TEAM Kids yet, this is how I describe the TEAM Kids program;

By empowering children; it inspires their heart, stimulates their mind and motivates their hands to build a stronger community, a brighter future and enhances positivity within themselves and others.

I love the schools that partner with TK and I do everything I can to participate side by side of the children throughout the program.

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Team Kids recently came to Lafayette Elementary School, located in Long Beach, CA. TK's commitment and professionalism is second to none. As a law enforcement professional, I was impressed how TK empowered these young children and incorporated public safety into their program. At the same time, it was exciting for me to help facilitate bringing TK to Long Beach and to hopefully further expand it in other schools in the future. This is an amazing program and I would recommend it for any school district.

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Team Kids is exactly what this world needs! TK is able to bring the community together and allows everyone to realize their important role in it! It is mobilizing children and building important relationships between them and local police/fire men, school faculty, and areas in need. Volunteering for Team Kids for over 10 years, it has shaped me into the person I am today. I would not be pursuing the career I am now if it were not for Team Kids. I am eternally thankful for Julie Hudash and her selfless staff.

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TeamKids brings excitement and professionalism a community. I worked side by side with TeamKids during their 2014 roll-out in Arlington and found the staff to be excellent because as they progress toward an uplifting goal, they always engage and empower the youth they are working to support. Great job!

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As a donor to any organization, I view my contributions in terms of an investment. What kind of return am I getting on that particular investment?
Without comparison, I can honestly say that Team Kids not only provides a return of my investment by engaging kids in healthy, positive activities with community leaders, but it provides for an exponential return on my investment by multiplying whatever I have given.
When kids are engaged to raise money or goods and supplies for other NPO's dear to their hearts, then they will carry the benefits of that contribution forward with them for the rest of their lives, feeding their communities and nurturing a society in tremendous need of empathetic and engaged leaders.
And because Team Kids works within our public school system, it offers EVERY child the opportunity to participate in contributing to their own future regardless of their gender, ethnicity or background.
I applaud Team Kids for their innovation, commitment and integrity.
They are essential for a better future that begins today.

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Team Kids lives up to delivering the 32-34 of the 40 Developmental Assets the Search Institute prescribes all children to have to grow in a very empowered community. Team Kids has helped kids become little business people, philanthropists, empathetic, compassionate and understanding youth leaders that will become the Difference in their Community and in the World! My 4 kids love Team Kids. It truly brings Adults to remember how it was to be young and see their kids develop through the program and for the Kids to be the Leaders of their generation! Love, Love, Love Team Kids!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Team Kids is an absolutely exceptional program. In addition to empowering kids and teaching them that they are powerful, Team Kids connects youth to their community and shows them that no matter how small they are, they can make a difference.

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I have had the pleasure to partner with Team Kids for the last three years. As a law enforcement officer who takes child safety seriously, I am blown away at what Team Kids is able to do in five weeks at an elementary school. During those five weeks, students are introduced to the idea that THEY can make a difference in the world, and they do that by helping others. This is not some abstract idea, but realized though weekly challenges where the students write letters to troops overseas, collect food and clothing for homeless children, or hold a carnival where all the proceeds go to a charity THEY choose. I am honored and blessed to stand shoulder to shoulder with the amazing Team Kids' coaches in this endeavor. Years later, I still have former students coming up to me and telling me how meaningful the Team Kids experience was for them.

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