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Kids Helping Kids LeadershipAcademy, Inc.
March 2, 2011

Kids Helping Kids has been a wonderful influence in my daughters life. Through Kids Helping Kids, children are taught leadership, responsibility, integrity, and commitment. They are encouraged not only to show kindness and help those in need, but to live their life with purpose and passion, while leading others to do the same. My daughter started attending the Kids Helping Kids Leadership Academy about a year and a half ago. During the monthly meetings she and her peers, have learned about and discussed various topics & projects such as: Integrity, standing up for yourself, nutrition & health, technology etiquette, commitment, gift giving on a budget, organization, manners & table etiquette, fundraising, reducing your carbon footprint-living green, pay it forward challenge, and even how to run a small lemonade stand business. During this time, she has also participated in KHK fundraising events to help fight child trafficking in Ghana,the orphans in Haiti, homeless children, and local children in need of expensive surgeries. Laura Page, founder Tyler Page's mother and current KHK executive director, is a wonderful leader and has been instrumental in teaching the kids to follow their own passions and to take action. This has led my 10 year old daughter to raise money for the music program at her elementary school, as well as start her own fundraising Project; Kids Take the Stage, with which she hopes to raise enough money to send local children in need to drama camp.  Jordyn believes in KHK's mission so much that when she won 100 dollars in a local singing "idol" competition, she did not hesitate to turn the check over to Laura Page- right then and there. This past summer Jordyn and her best friend Kelsi participated in the KHK annual lemonade stand challenge. The girls contact the city on their own and arranged to host a booth at a weekly downtown festival. It was a great experience that not only helped raise money for charity but it also helped them build character and confidence, while teaching them how to run a business. I have seen her blossom through Kids Helping Kids. Meeting Eric Peasah, who works for IOM to help rescue children in Ghana, has been another profound life shaping experience for Jordyn. With such amazing and inspirational role models, programs, and support.... Kids Helping Kids is exactly the type of program our children need to help keep them on the right path. Another thing I should mention... here I just wrote what seems like a book of information, and I didn't even scratch the surface.. there is so much more to this program and I feel so blessed that Kids Helping Kids is here in our community.

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Brentwood, CA.

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

I would love to see the Kids Helping Kids leadership academy in EVERY community!

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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

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes it opened my eyes and made me realize how resourceful and passionate children are, and how important it is to involve them in charitable activities early in life. Kids Helping Kids has provided my child with tools and confidence to help change the world!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Positive and inspired

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Daughter has participated in fundraisers helping rescue children from slavery in Ghana, helping local children who have medical issues and bills, raised money for school music programs and drama camp scholarships for children. Also started and ran her own.

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