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
Knights of Heros is an organization which we fully support. Their goal of supporting children, of veterans killed while on active duty, is heartwarming to us. The KOH help these children realize their own potential and cope with the ultimate sacrifice that their parent gave to their country. We support the mentors for this one (1) week camp in the Colorado environment and we appreciate the caliber of the veterans (mentors) who understand what the military family endures.
Our granddaughter and grandson have been attending Knights of Heroes camp from its beginning. We feel that it has played a big part in their healing since the death of their Dad. Both of them feel very comfortable because all the kids are in the same situation as they are. They look forward all year long to see old friends and make new ones. We have been fortunate enough to interact with other children that have attended camp and see the positive influence it has had on them. We can't say enough good things about Knights of Hero as we have seen what it has done for our grandchildren and other children of the military. We would encourage anyone to donate to this great organization.