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Review for Team Kids, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has a mission to help young people of all ages recognize how powerful they can be in serving and leading in their communities and to build their developmental assets by involving them in designing, implementing and leading school and community based service projects. Team Kids is truly growing the philanthropists and community service leaders of the future while serving the needs of the present.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how hundreds of kids across the city of Irvine and the county of Orange could raise money for Katrina and more recently for Haiti by doing LemonAid stands over MLK day weekend, generating over $10,000.

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

Find some way to get them reliably funded each year so they can grow across the country. Team Kids should be in every community in the US.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing kids as young as 5 learn the power of giving and helping and that they are capable of making a difference. Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best people I've ever met - dedicated, creative, committed - really walking the walk and treating all kids involved in Team Kids with dignity and respect

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

easily spread the Team Kids model to schools and communities in every state

Ways to make it better...

We could do the Team Kids Challenge at every school in our district - every year

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Making sure it is financially sustainable in the future so it can grow. They do not charge for their programs and all - yes 100% of proceeds go to the charities and causes the kids pick.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Could someone from Goldman Sachs or AIG or Morgan Stanley donate a large sum to Team Kids so that all of our kids can take part and start getting the message that helping others is the best way to build your assets?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I have donated and served as a board member for this incredible organization and have assisted at community service events designed and run by kids who want to help their communities.