The Garden Project allows Elementary school children to develop a better understanding of both nature and business. We provide these children with the space, dirt and seeds to grow their own vegetables at their school. Through this children will develop a better understanding of where their food comes from. After the crops grow the kids are able to host a farmers market at their school, and learn to appreciate the value of business. The kids use the funds raised from their markets to purchase books and school supplies for the school year. When San Juan made the switch to distance learning the Gardens Project lived on, through Kids helping kids volunteers taking it upon themselves to take care of the unkempt gardens at their high school.
Every year Kids Helping Kids puts on our annual Career Day at Del Campo High School. We invite over 100 professionals from a variety of fields and vocations to come and speak on their profession and what to expect for those who wish to enter it. Career Day provides our high school students the opportunity to explore their interests, and make the right decision when it comes to choosing a career. We plan to host our 4th annual Career Day in the 2021/22 school year.
The Schools Project in Kids Helping Kids is designed to give children in lower socioeconomic schools the tools they will need to succeed in the classroom. We work with local schools and businesses to get backpacks and basic school supplies to the kids who need them. Through our schools project we have provided necessary supplies to over 2,000 students in need. During distance learning we set up a system to work through our local schools to provide students at home care-packages filled with basic school supplies, as well as items such as books or coloring pages to provide them something to do.