Kids Empowering Kids

Connecting homeless families with teens in their community looking to share their talents and time.

Why?

Kids Empowering Kids is an organization that connects children that are homeless or underprivileged with youth in their community looking to share their talents and time. We empower youth on both sides: providing free access to arts and crafts, music, sports, and tutoring for families that are homeless and an outlet for talented youth looking to volunteer and connect.

How?

Our database connects organizations of kids with an interest in community service to organizations that consolidate kids in need. This leverages work that’s already been done.

Who?

KEK is currently available to families at Family Promise Metrowest in Natick, MA. However, in the future, we plan to expand to other Family Promise shelters across the United States.

Partners

Volunteer Partner

Natick High School Key Club

The NHS Key Club is a service leadership organization for high school students. Its purpose is to develop initiative, leadership ability and good citizenship. Key Club offers leadership opportunities and provides service to the school and community. Our chapter is sponsored by the Natick Kiwanis Club. Meetings will be held every third Monday from 2:20-3:00 p.m. in 336.

Advisors: Mr. Justin Voldman, 336 jvoldman@natickps.org
Mr. David Casey, Natick Kiwanis

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Volunteer Partner

Needham High School Family Promise Club

1. This is a club to raise awareness about family homelessness and to help out families involved in the Family Promise Organization. Club members can participate in fundraising, providing dinners and playing with the children. Advisor: Michael Hirsh

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Family Partner

Family Promise Metrowest Natick, MA Shelter

1. An hour-and-a-half training is required to volunteer at this Family Partner.

2. Click this Link and then click Volunteer training for Training Location/Time: www.mihn.pbwiki.com

3. Please specify Kids Empowering Kids as your referral source on your training date. Also, you must sign up for the Kids Empowering Kids Cervis group after your training, so we can verify that you're an official Family Promise Volunteer. 

4. Resources at the Natick Shelter: Soccer Balls, Toys, Piano, Scooters, Bikes

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Volunteer Partner

Dover-Sherborn High School Time Out For Kids Club

1. Time Out For Kids is an organization comprised of students whose motto is “Kids Helping Kids”. Club activities include the annual Spelling Bee, raffles, children’s concerts and clothing drives. Past funds have been used for Free The Children, donating textbooks for Indian schools, purchasing library books for the village library in Pang Liu China, and for sending students to Safe Haven camp for students with AIDS. Time Out For Kids meets once a month. The average number of members is 15. 
Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Vizulis

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Sponsors

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