Learning is best by doing, and doing is best by serving others

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, California. With the help of the original branch in Santa Barbara, the Sacramento organization was founded in 2012. Everything we accomplish, including this website, is completed by the work of high school students with the mentorship of generous individuals.

What we do

Kids Helping Kids serves four populations along with unique grant and aid cases. Locally, our arts, tutoring and gardening programs help kids in our community thrive. Our college bound program helps foster and at risk youth with their transition into college. We also provide financial aid to families whose children are fighting cancer. On a global scale, 10% of our annual income is donated to the organization Love, Light and Melody, which provides Nicaraguan children with food, clothes, shelter, and education. Last year we raised approximately $146,000 to fund individual causes, assist global efforts, and start unique local projects through business partnerships and our signature benefit gala. 

Why we do it

While each student has a unique passion that fuels their enthusiasm for what we do as an organization, everyone involved has a devotion to help others and learn about the functioning of a nonprofit. The skills that we are able to learn in the classroom are applied to make a tangible, lasting difference in the real world by supporting our four populations. Regardless of their position in the organization, each member is able to make a large impact and receives an experience that can never be paralleled by any lesson taught in a classroom.