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

President, 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

Volunteer Coordinator and 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

Treasurer

 

Volunteering and giving back to the community has always been a large and significant part of my life. Being a part of Kids Empowering Kids allows me to continue to that while making it possible for others to do the same. As Family Coordinator and Professional Development Officer, I will do my best to enrich the lives of both the volunteers and the children they are helping.

Zoe Hughes 

Family Coordinator, Professional Development Officer