About Kids Empowering Kids

Kids Empowering Kids was born at Family Promise, an organization that helps homeless and low-income families regain their housing and independence through community-based response. Besides teaching families financial literacy and helping them find affordable housing, Family Promise provides temporary housing, which is where Kids Empowering Kids comes in. While tutoring and giving music lessons to children that were homeless at Family Promise Metrowest in Natick, MA, I felt that a portal specifically for kids and their parents would help them better connect with the incredible volunteers and resources in their communities. The portal provides families with access to free tutoring or even basketball lessons while allowing high school volunteers to provide the services they want to provide.

I began volunteering at Family Promise to fulfill a high school service requirement, but through volunteering and interacting with the kids, I developed a passion for service. Kids Empowering Kids makes the rewards of service even more accessible to high schoolers while enlarging the volunteer and service pool for Family Promise.

Zachary Abrams

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

 

My passion for volunteering began at Family Promise. I can not begin to describe how much I've gotten out of spending time with the kids there as a community volunteer. Through Kids Empowering Kids, I hope to start giving back to the community. As Volunteer and Information Technology Officer and a Professional Development Officer, I plan to showcase my strengths working with people as well as to ensure that our database runs smoothly and accurately. Through helping develop Kids Empowering Kids, I hope to create a more accessible way to volunteer, so that other high school students can share in the rewarding experience that I have had.

Julia Cleary

Information Technology Officer

 

After volunteering at Family Promise, I wanted to work with Kids Empowering Kids to help provide an incredible resource to families in difficult situations. Our database makes helping others accesible and impactful. Aiming to connect other organizations with Kids Empowering Kids will not only educate others on the importance of giving back but also will allow for Kids Empowering Kids to keep doing good for the community. As Professional Development Officer, I will work to build strong connections and will continue to emphasize the importance of volunteering in and around our community. 

Phoebe Lasic-Ellis

Professional Development Officer

 

I have always loved the idea of having a positive impact on others lives. Being given the chance to be a part of Kids Empowering Kids has given me the amazing opportunity to help out in the community. I cannot wait to continue in working with Family Promise and take on the position of Professional Development Officer, I hope to be able to create new opportunities for others.

Mia Canning

Chief Financial Officer

 

I never really understood the impact of community service until I began volunteering at Family Promise Metrowest. My first few times volunteering at Family Promise were solely to fulfill my community service hours. However, through volunteering at Family Promise, I began to realize that community service isn’t all about counting the hours. Instead, it is about making the difference in the lives of others and feeling proud for what you have accomplished at the same time. Kids Empowering Kids is a wonderful organization that will truly benefit all who are a part of it. As Family Coordinater and as a member of the Professional Development Team, I will both help families understand how to use the website and raise money so Kids Empowering Kids can continue to connect high school volunteers with families in difficult situations!

Jessica Bargamian

Family Coordinator, Professional Development