The mission of Team Kids is to inspire and empower young people to become resilient and responsible citizens with a passion for community service. Young people crave the opportunity to participate and to feel they truly matter in their school and community. Ultimately, the Team Kids’ mission is to inspire today’s youth to become compassionate leaders and philanthropists of tomorrow. Team Kids helps kids, and adults, realize the power and capacity young people have to improve conditions and the lives of others in their community. Since 2001, over 21,000 Team Kids participants in Orange County public schools have contributed over $200,000 in value to local youth-serving charities. A pre-post evaluation conducted by WestEd, a leading educational research firm, has demonstrated this program’s effectiveness for promoting positive identity, community engagement, and prevention of high-risk behaviors, such as alcohol/drug use, early pregnancy, and violent behavior.
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The Team Kids Youth Council is a group of remarkable young people committed to making a positive mark on their world.
Their commitment is evident by the fact that on an early summer morning, these teens were not found sleeping-in late, but busy making hundreds of sandwiches to be delivered to a local homeless shelter. This in fact, was just the first of several service activities they completed this day, as part of a 12 hour ‘servathon.’ In just that single day, the TKYC also volunteered their energy at Ronald McDonald House, cleaned-up a beach, wrote letters to soldiers and sick children in need of hope, and engaged in many other activities to make good happen. Learn more about TKYC and the extraordinary teens that make up this group here, or contact Jenny Heenan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Living Peace recently had the honor of hosting the Team Kids Youth Council for part of their self-planned 12 hour ‘servathon.’ At CLP they made hundreds of sandwiches and delivered them to a local homeless shelter, and moving on to several other service activities that day.
Thank you Team Kids Youth Council for all that you do for our local community and world. You inspire us!
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The results are in! Our Grand Opening Weekend service project – a community food drive – collected 190lbs of food for Orange County’s hungry. We teamed up with volunteers from Team Kids and the Second Harvest Food Bank to encourage visitors to our University Town Center to donate.
Find more info about Hunger in the OC here.
Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and spread the word. It is exciting to be a part of, and a part of giving back to, this wonderful community.
Peace Grl Out.