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
KOH has been around for 7 years. Every year the camp grows and improves to serve the needs of these incredible families. The foundation is very open about finances. Tax returns can be found online at www.knightsofheroes.org; any additional information such as annual budgets can be obtained upon request.
One of the goals of the organization is to purchase land and have a place where families can escape year around. Additionally, programs will be offered throughout the year which will open the door for more kids to enjoy this unique program.
Knights of Heroes makes a difference in the lives of the families it serves by teaching life lessons to the children that attend; lessons about responsibility, leadership and most importantly an understanding that we can't let negative life events control who we become and how we go through life. We as Americans owe our freedom to these families and their incredible heroes.