Kids Helping Kids LeadershipAcademy, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 13 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education, International
Location: 551 Sundale Lane Brentwood CA 94513 USA
Results: What started out as a really simple idea from a 10 year old to simply raise $240 for a child in Africa, turned into a leadership academy for kids that has raised over $100,000 in the first 3 years for children in need. To date they have given thousands of dollars to orphans in Haiti, a counter trafficking program in Ghana, Africa, homeless children, various local kids with severe medical complications, sent 6,200 zip lock bags filled with candy to our troops, started a global pen pal program, sent 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to children rescued from trafficking, 175 stuffed annimals on Christmas Eve to a children's hospital and books to chilren in remote areas in the Philippines.
Target demographics: All demographics, ages 5-18yrs old with a sweet spot on 10-15yrs of age. The "crutial" time in a teens life.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Trafficked children, homeless children
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I met Laura Page through our church and it was an instant bond. Our principles, values and beliefs are very much aligned. I soon came to learn all about KHK and immediately wanted to get involved. Their leadership academy teaches all the core values that our youth so desparately need, especially in our world today when there is so much negativity. Watching these young individuals is like watching a seed you plant grow and mature and blossom. And when they give back, the love they pour into their cause is amazing, you might even say it is contagious, you cannot help but to want to be a part of what they are doing.
The world does not honor kids enough and place enough value on them. They are important, they are our future generations who will be running the world. Who better to help KIDS who ARE amazing, than KIDS!
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By going to the Leadership Academy and watching and listening to the training. Helped organize our Halloween Trading Post and working on fundraising for our Rescue Mission to Africa in 2012.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hope to help it grow with sponsors, donors and fundraising events and bring more awareness to it throughout the world so that it can make more of an impact on lives of youth every where and any where.
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What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Due diligence and run the organization like we teach and train our youth. To grow with purpose and direction.
What is its top priority in the long run?
To be able to expand and be more involved in causes they support.
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