Kids Helping Kids
Our dedicated youth volunteer program focuses on involving students of all ages in the Kids’ Food Basket mission. By creating an avenue for kids to develop future skills in leadership, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, problem solving and public speaking we have found that youth, perhaps better than any other group, are able to understand the idea of childhood hunger and are compelled to help.
A unique portion of the Kids Helping Kids (KHK) program is the commitment to working with the very students KFB serves with the belief that, while they may not be able to give financial resources, they can give their time. Their involvement in volunteer projects allows them to be a part of the process, help students just like themselves, and builds a foundation of community focused on the importance of service. To learn more about our KHK program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead the charge!
Do you love to talk with your friends about the issues you’re passionate about? Are you ready to create your own projects to help end hunger? Our Kids Helping Kids program has three awesome opportunities for students who want to help lead the attack on childhood hunger. These come with training to help you learn more and get started:
Youth Action Board
The Youth Action Board (YAB) is comprised of high school students who work to lead fundraisers, food drives, and awareness building events in the schools and communities. Students attend monthly meetings, hear from engaging and relevant speakers and gain valuable real-world skills. YAB members serve as leaders in the community and advocates for change as they tackle a pressing community issue. Click here to learn more YAB.
The Junior Ambassadors (JA) program is an opportunity for middle and high school students to take an active part in teaching other kids about the Kids’ Food Basket story, mission and opportunities to help through KHK. Students are trained to speak about KFB and present the story from a youth perspective, facilitate on and off-site service projects, and lead KFB’s educational litter prevention and nutrition lessons. These students often represent KFB’s service populations and serve as role models in their communities. Click here for details on becoming a Junior Ambassador.
Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. At KFB we offer leadership development and service learning opportunities as well as direct hands on volunteering through our KHK Program. We are empowering children to strengthen our community. KHK gives youth a powerful voice. It enables creativity and innovation. These kids are truly helping kids. Click here to learn more about service learning opportunities.
Go Orange for Hunger Day!
On March 22, 2013, Kids’ Food Basket will engage thousands of students in raising awareness for childhood hunger by encouraging them to wear orange, the official color of hunger awareness. Click hear to learn more about Go Orange for Hunger Day.
For more information about Kids Helping Kids and getting involved, contact Julie (email@example.com) or (616) 235-4532.