Who we are
Kids Helping Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation run entirely by junior and senior high school students in Sacramento and Santa Barbara, California. With the help of the original branch in Santa Barbara, the Sacramento organization was founded in 2012.
What we do
Last year we raised around $134,000 to fund individual causes, assist global efforts, and start unique projects through business partnerships and our signature benefit gala . Kids Helping Kids has aided specific people like Dillon, the West family, and the Concklin family. On a global scale, 10% of our annual income is donated to the organization Love Light Melody (LLM), which provides Nicaraguan children in need with food, clothes, shelter, and an education. Locally, the Schools Project, Garden Project, The Academic Advancement Company (TAAC), and Teens-N-Tikes (TNT) were created to help kids in our community thrive.
Why we do it
While each student has a unique reason that fuels their enthusiasm for what we do as an organization, we, as a whole, are driven by our passion to help those less fortunate than us. In Kids Helping Kids we use what we learn in our classroom setting to make a perceptible difference in the real world. Students become deeply involved in the learning experiences that occurs along the process; discovering and exercising our talents to help meet the needs of others. Regardless of their position in the organization, each member receives an experience that can never be paralleled by any lesson taught in a classroom.