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Causes: Basketball, Sports

Mission: We provide support in schools dealing with bullying and cultural differences. We are dedicated to empowering disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities to build healthy life styles, strong minds and productive lives by offering guidance, tools, and support so that all may achieve full potential.

Results: We have had very small sponsors to help keep our programs going. We have many volunteers that go out and raise funds for our youth programs and very blessed to still be able to run them. Our goal is to raise funds to be able to purchase transportation to take our youth to professional sports games, amusement parks and my passion to reach out to our senior citizens that may need assistance.

Target demographics: Special needs, bullying intervention, foster care programs and Health/Education

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1500 youth dealing with diabetes

Geographic areas served: Inner cities communities in Nevada

Programs: The Legends Kids First is a 501C.3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Donations go to programs such as obesity intervention; diabetes awareness, and speaking in communities and local schools on subject such as bullying and health and education.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live next store to Carte Hicks. Her generosity and kindness is wonderful. Examples of helpful the neighborhood kids: fishing rod for one kid to go fishing with his group, a young girl needed a computer and Carte gave her one. The young teen being bullied at school found an encourager and sympathetic friend. Whoever she meets she makes a friend for life. It’s my honor to promote The Legends Kids First, Inc. Katy Orr

Advisor

Rating: 5

I just had to rate our programs. Working with youth is my passion. I will do it until God takes me home. Our youth today are dealing with so many negative views on loving one another and treating each other as equals. It’s so sad how many folks would rather judge you because of your skin color. My kids are wonderful and understand the true meaning of team work. My work will never give up hope or dreams for the youth. Yes we can live a better life and just DO YOU!

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What can I say about this company other than I was blessed to send my kids to learn about obesity and bullying and how to prevent bad health decision.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Cardte in 2018. Once I met Cardte, she has the personality of just an immediate friend. Always upbeat, always kind, constructive words to say. When she told me about Legends, I was very impressed and seeing how the neighborhood children gravitated towards her, well, I’ll just say people like Cardte are one of a kind, and my life was made much richer the day I met her. I see Legends Kids First as SUPER beneficial for kids, gaining motivation towards sports rather than indoor or video games.
Legends and Cardte have my full support and I’m hopeful to do as much as possible in the future for “Coach” and her kids!!

Much Respect Cardte,

Robert Martinez

1 Big._Nitly02

Client Served

Rating: 4

The legends program is a great organization,Which help young Girls & Boy's tranform & transition into Strong,Loving,Intelligent teens..In these days & time with social media, cyber bullying, Our kid often need someone or somewhere to express their problems or view s of life..The legends have excellent staff that's well trained in such fields of behavior issues, tutoring, physical fitness,Self Improvement, mentorship,Over all it's just a wonderful program for our youth in today's world..I'm 100% Proud of the out come for which my kids have become more involved in school& Activities in our community..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been apart of the Legends since 2005. Watching Cardte interaction with youth and teens brought attention to wanting to be apart of this organization. Youth dealing with special needs, health issues and especially those with autism, I witness Cardte’s passion doing all she could to make a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every aspect of the camp is meticulously thought out. The kids have a blast in a structured, but thriving environment!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I had the opportunity to volunteer as a coach for the youth during the sports camps. Having to been a part of this non-profit company was a game changer for me and working with the CEO of The Legends Kids First, Cardte Hicks was such an eye opener. I gained the confidence to excel in the work force to which has led me to greater opportunities throughout my work history. I want to give a special thanks to The Legends Kids First and to the wonderful person, Cardte Hicks, that started this awesome company for the youth! Thank you for everything that you've taught and done for me

1 Dino C.

Donor

Rating: 5

Kids first is more than just a slogan... It's their mission

1 Tamara D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known the founder for years. The positive impact the organization has had on so many youth is nothing short of amazing. The personal support and encouragement provided has provided my daughter a great experience and she has chosen to continue her volunteering experience with children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Legends organization is great for the youth. Kids are able to learn teamwork, social skills, and the fundamentals of basketball.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Totally awesome to watch how all the coaches work so well with the kids. Amazing

1 Terry Bass C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is totally for the kids. Wonderful people involved with this group. They are really great with the kids and the whole family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Oh my when I first found out about this program, they help us with our son Daniel dealing with diabetes. The live and care and the program he was in made him feel better about himself and gain confidence. Today he is in High School as a member of the football team and has reversed his diabetes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Cardte Hicks and Legends helped show my son the importance of friendship, team work, health, sports, motivation and mostly showing him, he can be anything he wanted to be. My son started going to her camp very young, he was one of the smallest kids with the biggest hearts. He was trying to shot 3 pointers before he could make layouts lol. She saw his heart and gave him a nickname "Larry Bird". After about 10 years, we still stay in touch. Thanks for everything. God Bless

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to a basketball camp put on by this organization and it was the absolute best camp I have ever been to. Wish I could still go.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Cardte is so compassionate about helping kids. I see all the hard work and dedication she has put in. I donate to her cause when I can, because I know it's going to a good cause!!

1 All-American R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When it comes to helping others, you will find no kinder and caring person than Cardte. Wonderful organization

2 Christopher76

Former staff

Rating: 5

Great program definitely a way for kids to learn in a positive environment and great energy from all the people involved.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

The Legends Kids First is a great program that its the community involved in sports and healthy living starting with the kids in the community. I started helping with this group in high school and some time in college helping coach some of the camps held and helped with promoting the group to the people in the community. This is a wonderful program that truly helps change the lives of the youth for the better.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Hello my name is Tom Askins and I am very proud of this young lady who has shown passion for her program and giving back to many. What can I say about Cardte, she is a warm loving person that believes in giving back. Sure hope that someone will finally sponsor her programs with more than she has been giving. I have known her to put up her own money just to make sure her kids would be able to attend her camps for free. I wish her the best and yes I would volunteer anytime if asked.