Kids Helping Kids

Today’s youth are facing extraordinary challenges, yet they have found positivity and purpose through service. Kids are forging their own proactive paths helping their peers. Out of that simple, “do good” intention, the Kids Helping Kids initiative came to life.

 

For the 30 million students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), new school supplies are often a luxury item that is outside of the family budget. As Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) continues to provide the resources and supplies for teachers to teach and learners to learn, there is a new generation joining its efforts: Kids Helping Kids.

 

Middle and high-school students can apply to be an ambassador for Kids Helping Kids. Each ambassador will promote his or her fundraiser in his or her community, learning valuable communications skills along the way. Ambassadors can raise support through funding and/or collection of supplies to be provided to under-resourced students. 

 

Ambassadors will:

  • Host a supply drive by collecting core school products or raising funds for supplies to benefit underserved kids across the country, thru KINF. Drives will be hosted on a KINF.org custom landing page that will be created as a collaborative effort between the ambassador and KINF personnel.
  • Raise support and awareness for KINF's mission and programs nationwide.
  • Collaborate with KINF's communications team to brainstorm tactics to ensure a successful drive.
  • Additional support via match opportunities thru  KINF national partners.

 

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to partner with a national nonprofit to support students in need.
  • Ambassadors will be featured on a KINF.org program website, social media channels, and program collateral.
  • KINF will develop a strategic promotional plan for the Kids Helping Kids program, which could include highlighting individuals in their local markets through media opportunities.
  • Ambassadors will further develop communications and leadership skills.
  • Fulfill community engagement requirements by their respective schools.

 

 

Want to learn more? Checkout the Kids Helping Kids Toolkit

 

Please contact Lindsey Mitchell at KINF at 504.390.5116 or lmitchell@kinf.org with questions.