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SFK Spirituality For Kids International Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Spirituality for Kids is an award-winning video-based program for children ages 7-12, that – while highly entertaining – helps them develop inner strength, self-esteem, manage their emotions and understand the impact of their choices. Through videos, animations, art projects, meditations, and journaling, kids experience hands-on tools for overcoming challenges, exercising self-control, understanding cause & effect, resisting peer-pressure and growing their belief in themselves. Spirituality for Kids is available online, as well as on DVD and workbooks for classroom use.

Results: From Philippines to the United States, from Guatemala to Malawi, we are impacting lives, families and communities. Together, we have helped children expand their consciousness and change their perspective on life, embracing challenges and finding the power within to overcome them. See our RAND Outcome Report at http://spiritualityforkids.com/sites/default/files/uploads/sfk-outcome-study.pdf and the reviews on this site.

Target demographics: children ages 7-12 and their parents, caregivers and teachers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: many hundreds on families online, and hundreds of children through in-person classes in USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, Malawi, and Israel.

Geographic areas served: We provide an online social emotional learning program, drawing visistors from every corner of the world. We teach local classes in foster homes, prisons, schools, after-school programs, and children's organizations in tens of countries around the world.

Programs: "Winning in the Game of Life" and "Exploring the Journey of Life" at www.spiritualityforkids.com.

Community Stories

101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alan C.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Several years ago I came across the SFK curriculum. This program has exemplary content for children and their parents.
I have participated in training and watched this program seamlessly unfold in my former school.
The delivery of this program is simple and user-friendly but exquisitely sophisticated teaching conflict resolution, problem-solving, integrity communication and empathy just to name a few
SFK is a comprehensive social emotional program focusing on necessary skills for the 21st and 22nd century.
I wholeheartedly support this program and highly recommend it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFK brings Social Emocional Learning Tools to children all over the world and applying the tools I learned in the SFK programs have changed my life in ways that I could never pay back. I know SFK works hard to take the programs to many kids around the world by means of the Outreach programs and that makes me proud to learn from them and be a volunteer who takes these life-changing tools to my life and to everyone's lives around me!

Arynton H.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had the great pleasure to know the management staff and be involved with this organization for many years. This is a top notch program and are way ahead in providing online tools for children, parents, and adults of all ages. All with the aim of keeping their programs accessible and affordable for everyone. The work in their communities both at the local and international levels are quite inspiring. I encourage you to connect to the org and engage their staff to learn more about their story.

Christina L.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

One thing I look for when donating time or money to a non for profit is the global mission and of course the integrity of the leadership. SFK has touched my heart in many ways. The program is geared to help children recognize that their internal light always shines greater than darkness and that we always have a choice to choose positive. Michal who leads this nonprofit is one of the most generous and caring individuals I know. Michal’s warmth and open-heart help benefit everyone that supports or participates in this cause. Especially the children and parents. The youth are the future of the world. And the more we educate the souls of humanity, the more loving a world we will all have.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing content and pedagogy, need of the time, I think each and every kid should go through these courses. Wonderful and supportive staff.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFK has given me the tools and the training I need to be equipped in dealing with young children to help them become whole and ready for this world full of variety. The curriculum is thorough and takes a child, parent, or teacher to the step by step simple guidance and directions with the videos, projects, and assignments that SFK provided in this online training and certification.

I am very happy with my experience with SFK. It is a much needed organization to help others who needs this type of learning.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful program that truly changes the lives of children and even the teachers that deliver the program. Great materials and a very clear training program by professionals. Highly recommend.

Coby P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is truly nothing like SFK. A lot of what's out there is a bandaid. SFK is truly a solution. This organization provides families with the tools to understand and navigate life challenges, anxiety, anger and more. Providing parents and their kids with the tools to the game of life is a game changer. The countless families that have been positively effected is amazing and looking forward to SFK's continued growth!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My story with Spirituality for Kids began with a profound observation. As I became more immersed in a specific community, I noticed that the young adults I was surrounded by behaved markedly different from any young adults I had socialized with before; their social-emotional skills were well developed, their sense of self more defined, and their general level of happiness was more authentic and consistent. There was one thing all these young adults shared in common: they had been enrolled in the Spirituality for Kids program as children and teens. Each young adult credited SFK with having a lasting influence.

I went on to attend a free SFK intro session and I was blown away by the content - both it's depth and it's simplicity, and all I could think was - why is this program not in every school and every home? Every child deserves this type of education. Eventually I enrolled in the Spirituality for Kids teacher training certification program. The certification program was extremely well organized, insightful, and fun! I was challenged to internalize lessons I would one day teach to children/teens, and through this, was able to work on my own spiritual-social-emotional development in new, unique ways. Since completing the certification program I have received ongoing support from the SFK staff and I will soon be teaching SFK for the first time. I look forward to being able to share what I believe is an invaluable gift.

There are many organizations doing meaningful work that impacts the world for the better. Spirituality for Kids stands out to me because it impacts the world on the seed level; consciousness. Children who grow up with healthy self-worth, self-regulation, and true care for others, grow into adults who show up in the world with more to give and less to take. This is the power of SFK.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first had the opportunity to see the SFK program in action in a school in Harlem. As an educator myself, I am always looking to see the tell-tale signs of the eyes lighting up with excitement in the learners, as they realize that they have just gotten something very useful that they can use in their lives. The SFK program is such a powerful SEL program because it builds in this needed opportunity for the application and transfer of learning into virtually every lesson. Most importantly, it does this while the participants are having real fun and jpy in the classroom, home, or where ever they are learning the material.

eilmcg

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was such a pleasure to work with the SFK team in developing their online training for facilitators. The entire team is dedicated to the principles that they teach and are great role models of "walking the talk." The passion is contagious.

I was also very impressed with their commitment to getting the details right so that their facilitator-trainees received the best possible experience. As a result, the training course is the highest quality.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program has helped out my kids and my entire family as a result! You won't be disappointed with the curriculum - it's not only easy to follow and engaging, but it makes sense of life's struggles and challenges and why it's so necessary to figure out the right tools in dealing with problems and managing your emotions to make the most of your life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a truly wonderful and generous program. All you can do for your kids is provide the right tools in handling challenges and emotions, and SFK does exactly that in an efficient and fun way. Social emotional learning doesn't have enough emphasis in character building and growth, but better behavior is detrimental for both kids and adults to succeed in life. This is certainly what I needed when I was younger, so I'm very glad my kids and yours can benefit from such an amazing learning program! People of all ages will benefit, I promise you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the biggest gifts I could give my children is this wonderful program of Spirituality for Kids. First of all, the program created a greater bond between me and my children. It is designed that each class teach a certain spiritual concept, followed by hands on crafts for both parents and children. Second, each concept taught is a profound lesson for life, that I'm so happy to give it to my kids.
The lessons are taught in fun and easy to get. I myself got so much of it, and I know that I planted powerful lessons in my kids that would serve them for the rest of their lives. Thank you SFK.

Sherwin Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wish I grew up with the wisdom of SFK. The best thing I have done for my kids is to give them SFK so that they can learn to overcome the challenges of life and become the best version of themselves.

Lucy C.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this program!! My 3 kids have done it and it is a life changing experience. I wish I had learned all this when I was growing up.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirituality for kids is a unique program that has taught my children how to identify their feelings and take a moment to think what their next action will be. This among other life skills will help them make better choices for the rest of their lives. We love SFK!

3 Mike W.5

Advisor

Rating: 5

One of the great education experiences on the internet. The powerful curriculum combined with new learner methodologies assures that each course buyer will get the outcome they desire. Want to be a better parent - you got it. Want to add working with children to your practice, you got it. Already working with children and want to expand your impact, you got it. How can you go wrong? Plus they have a 30-day money back guarantee. If you want to help change the world at the seed level by providing our children with the tools they need to continually grow and evolve - get started right away with SFK!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SFK is not only a great idea, but has a fantastic execution! Just the image of the characters on screen got my children excited about learning social skills, and the lessons are driven home in such an entertaining but clear way that I see it works. The organization is professional and I would highly recommend their materials to anyone with school age children (mine are grade 1-6 currently)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SFK has been a wonderful experience for my two daughters age 5 and 8, it has put into words and consciousnesses the many emotions that children experience on a daily basis. They have clearly began to recognize their opponent voice and see how they can choose to bring light and brightness to the world rather that falling into the darkness and being reactive.
The SFK program has been such a wonderful experience that I am now in the certificate program myself to continue the growth and share the knowledge in my home with my family.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve worked with SFK now going on 9 years and my experience with each member of the organization has far exceeded my expectations. The core values of teaching generations to come to not only be mindful of their actions but how it could affect other individuals, it’s truly what this world needs now more than anything. SFK makes an informed effort in all they do and have done. I look forward to watching SKF continue to grow and prosper in the years to come and happy to be part of that.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to be a volunteer, it’s a great program.
Proud to support the work they do!

2 Hya B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No work is easy, than i know ... But no work is as Satisfying, Fun and helps develop Kindness to everyone than in SFK. :) One thing i learned from volunteering here is that, one doesn't have to be great to give help but one can just wholeheartedly help and it can make things great! :)

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love working with the team. Thank you SFK! For all that you do.

2 Vilma G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping younger kids. Its a nice feeling after helping these young kids. Good luck to all!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFK is a great program for kids ❤️❤️❤️
SFK is a great program for kids ❤️❤️❤️

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFK is truly a one-of-a-kind organization! I have witnessed first hand that positive impact that the social-emotional-learning program has. I am proud to support SFK and all the work that they do!

Jonathan G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A lifetime value lessons, make better children, responsibles of their own actions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SFK has a great program that will help kids understand not only what the right thing to do is, but WHY it's important to always make the effort instead of taking the easy way out. It's a great supplement to the school learning that doesn't focus on how to identify and manage emotions, and flourish in social situations. Thanks, SFK!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SFK teaches all the the kids core values that the world needs right now, such as the power of responsibility, communication and sharing with others.

As a volunteer, I have seen a different attitude in the kids that have enroled in the program and the families that are around them.

Programs like this are worth to share with others so we can make this world a better place!

2 Becca B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was exposed to SFK for the first time at a "lunch and learn" presentation by the Director Michal Berg. As a mother of four I was immediately interested in the benefits the program promised. I spoke to here after the presentation and said I would like to facilitate a class for my son's 5th grade class. She informed me that soon the entire program would be offered in an online platform so we could all participate from the comfort of our homes and at our own pace. We did this and the change in my children's perspectives and behavior has been substantial. This program has the power to help children face the challenges life presents with confidence and appreciation for the skills they build in the process of facing them. I cannot say enough about how important social emotional education is... and how SFK really is the best option out there!

1 Sarah298

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is just no similar teachings I've ever met that has such positive, constructive, empowering effect on not only the kids studying and experiencing these teachings but their entire environment; Family, classmates, and schools at whole.
It should really become the most mandatory teachings for every kid around the globe right there with A, B, C's and Math Basics.
Or even before.
All kids should have the privilege to get familiar with what schools don't teach these days - tools to happy, healthy, empowered lives. To living their dreams. To believing in themselves as a result to knowing to make best choices.

Cannot be more grateful for learning these tools myself and having my kids learn and get involved in teaching Spirituality For kids!!!
THANK YOU!!!!

2 Leah47

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It creates amazing change in kids lives and their families and gives them tools they can use for their everyday life, to grow, to share with others, for leadership and understanding their purpose

Donor

Rating: 5

Great program for the youngest, in order to learn to live with the rules of life.

Ana V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Espiritualidad para niños, es un programa genial!!!

1 Cecilia10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since last year I became involved with Spirituality for Kids (SFK) to give to children, in different organizations such as schools, families programs and even to workers' kids at their companies, the programs that SFK offers. Each of the children has been transformed by, the dynamics and information given by SFK .... but that's what I expected. 

What really have struck me is the effect of these programs in all the adults who have participated during the programs. 

SFK's Programs have helped us, to heal up our inner child and to be  a more proactive, responsible and happy person

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great experiencie and focus on helping kids develop spiritual conciousness

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing program for kids to find spirituality in a practical manner. I wish i had this kind of program when i was a child. Thank you for the teachers and people behind this amazing work.

Nayeli J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Me ha inspirado a ayudar a la mayor cantidad de niños como voluntaria, a partir de qué conocí SFK mi vida cambió.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My little boy change his mind and inspired other children

2 Rodrigo A.

Donor

Rating: 5

i have seen the SFK Classes at action, and its amazing seen how it have help all the kids to make better choices, supports their self estime and help them makin life challenging decisions

Rachel171

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SFK is an amazing program that helps children grow to their fullest potentials.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFK is changing the life not only for the children also for the entire family's. We have to encourage to work more with the children's because they are the seed, the future.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have experienced SKF as a mother, then as a volunteer, and then as a teacher. There is no one left untouched by the program. Whether we are talking about children, teachers, everyone gets in touch with Light.
Conscious and loving kids is the answer!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been an SFK ambassador for nearly a year. My volunteer work as been the most fulfilling because of the profound transformation I witness children go through in just 12 short weeks.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

SFK helped my 3 kids to overcome the death of their father.
They teached them how to be responsible of their own live, how to care about others and how to share their blessings.
I am depply thankful with SFK.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent program that helps children learn their responsibility in the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've seen the work done by SFKI and it's really an inpiration, it brings hope that a better future is possible. It's not about money, governments, spirituality can change everything.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can only say what I have personally seen and that is that the kids are amazing. They are all so thoughtful, generous, pleasant, kind, sweet...and more. They are great kids and the program is better than the public schools.

Osnat F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to go through the program with different groups of children, the most significant, children who live with their moms at the women's prison here in La Paz, Bolivia. I witnessed the positive effect in their lives. Nothing is more tangible, more real.

1 Andy44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My two girls, ages 9 and 6, have taken the SFK courses. They really enjoyed it and while there was a lot of play, I know they got the principles. They mention different things they learned in the class when things get tough, or when my wife and I don't act with 100% human dignity or respect, they point that out to us. So now, we have to be on our toes :)

Great, great classes - highly recommended for children 6+. In fact, I learned quite a bit from the classes about how to work in a positive way with my ego and no let life bring me down.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SFK has been is a life changer for us raising 3 boys. Learning together has created a common vocabulary for us to use in everyday situations. Critical thinking and learning they are the in control has been huge: learning cause and effect, true voice vs the opponent, and effort vs taking the easy way out are talked about daily. I can't say enough good things about this program!!

1 David347

Client Served

Rating: 5

Spirituality for kids has help our kids to see the world from a different perspective , take responsibility of their acts , and be their best by learning to Share their talents !!

Viviana T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I offered as a volunteer in Bolivia and it definitely changed my life, this program is one of the best I've seen so far! Because is a different learning for the children, is the most useful learning for our lives, the spiritual education is what you need for every single day! Children love the course and parents are thrilled with it!!! I absolutely recommend everyone to take a look, because it's free and easy to find and follow.

1 Becky82

Donor

Rating: 5

SFK is beyond! Their curriculum has inspired not only the children I nanny for, but ME! I'm constantly impressed with their commitment to furthering the lives of children all over the world. I truly believe that SFK is the future!

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Words can hardly describe the joy that SFK (Spirituality For Kids) has brought to my life. First, it's incredible to see the children that walk out of this program, how gentle and caring and wise they all become. Second, the facilitators are exceptional, handling the curriculum and student support with precision, love, and care. Third, as a volunteer I have been met with such gratitude and openness, the overall experience with this program has been outstanding. I can't wait to have kids so that I may send them to a program that can shape them in such a life-changing way.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spirituality for Kids, is such amazing program and organization.
The program is beautifully designed for kids, and how they can take advantage to knowing great concepts will help in real life, they learn by fun activities and fun videos. SFK is for kids around the world, the program is offer in many languages.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was not only a member of the advisory board but also and volunteer. I got to see in person the positive effects of the programs. My favourite cause to support of all times. Even now I am happy to unconditionally support it so I can continue to see he changes fomented in our future generations.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had the pleasure to volunteer with this organization to bring awareness to the group and help fundraise through a "pop-up" food event. We did a play on a Kosher Cuban Sandwich. Needless to say we sold out and reached our fundraising goals.

Leah Carolina B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I will recommend any member of a family any age or circumstances to try the SFK program Life changing! Period

2 Alina N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SFK is an Exceptional Program for All Children. As a Therapudic Foster Mom, I work with traumatized children that exhibit inappropriate and extremely reactive behaviors.
SFK has helped my kids immensely by creating a platform where they can actually learn and feel how their behavior affects others including the residual feelings within them after their display of selfish reactive Behavior.
SFK has exceptional materials, workbooks and projects that help create a fun and Lasting bond between the child and the parent. Their videos are short, direct and to the point in a manner that all kids "Get it" right away. Sometimes I need to stop the video because my kids blurt out immediately a similar instance that they have experienced while viewing the topic on the video at hand, lol.. I know they are listening and connecting! My children have taken the opportunity during project time to open up and share their true inner feelings without any fear of repercussions nor consequences. Sometimes children have a fear of sharing their true inner thoughts and feelings. They may think that you won't like them, or love them less, but the SFK Program create a safe environment for them to open up and Audit their thoughts and their actions.
One of my favorite lessons is when Ari calls his best friend less than kind words. So I have the children just like in the video, draw me a full-page heart and as they share words that they have called their friends, stupid, dumb, jit, idiot, I hate you, fat boy, etc... as they share these words I have them tear off a piece of the heart. Once that Heart is in little pieces I give them scotch tape and tell him to put the heart back together. Well, the look on their faces is Priceless! They not only see the impossibility but they feel the pain they have caused others. Naturally when they attempt to tape the Heart back together, they realize that it will never be the same! They "Get It"!

2 Elisheva B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children are more kind, compassionate and make better choices than most their age (14, 16 and 18) and I attribute that to the many SFK sessions they've been privy to over their childhood years. Everywhere they go they are recognized for their calmness and maturity, their coping skills and their self-awareness. I am so grateful to have found SFK when I did. My only regret is not having it for myself when I was a child!

2 Jaime H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SFK is an incredible program that teaches kids how to handle and make the most of the challenges life brings. It should be a part of the curriculum of every school.

1 Lisa534

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This on line program is remarkable. I use it regularly as a tool to help guide my daughter when she faces challenges. There have been moments when she's recognized someone helping another, which she knows can lead to the ripple effect. Children (and adults!) can learn how to manage their emotions and why treating others with dignity and respect is of paramount importance.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SFK provides the best vaccination for kids against future challenges. Once the kids learn the rules of life, dealing with life's challenges is much easier. I can't stop but think that I wish I had the opportunity to learn from SFK when I was a kid. Then, I would have used the "trial and error" time for much better causes for myself and for the world.

Thank you SFK for helping the world become a better place.