Kicks for Kids wants to change lives for children in need through our sneaker and educational program. Our Mission is to help children in need by gifting them with a Brand-New pair of proper fitting sneakers to attend school or play sports with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Our goal is to prevent bullying and improve school attendance, self-esteem,Physical activity and behavior issues for children in need
Kicks-for-Kicks is an innovative and transformative non-profit 501(c)(3) Youth and Family Service Organization established in 2015 to gift Brand-New Sneakers to Children from Low-income and poverty stricken households who participate in educational programs (anti-bulling, tutorial, enrichment).
Due to economic circumstances (unemployment, housing, energy, food, etc.) many families struggle and can not afford to purchase their child/ren something so essential and important as a pair of shoes for school. Kicks for Kids wants every child to have confidence, enjoy their school experience, fulfill their k-12 physical and academic potential, attend college, and become productive, self-sufficient adults.
Studies have shown that the lack of adequate proper fitting sneakers that children wear can be a disadvantage to them and a visible sign of poverty that creates a negative impact to their peer-acceptance and academic/ physical performance. Children who wear worn out or ill-fitting off-brand sneakers are often ignored, teased, bullied, and even victimized, in schools and on the play ground. Studies show that children who experience these circumstances develop frustration, low self-esteem, depression, anger, and violence. Consequently, studies also show that proper fitting sneakers can have a positive impact on the lives of many children’s peer-acceptance and overall physical and academic performance.
Through a partnership between KICKS FOR KIDS and the NIKE FACTORY COMMUNITY STORES our participants can visit any participating store and a NIKE team member will provide them with concierge treatment which consist of properly measuring their feet and helping to pick out a pair of sneakers of their choice. In edition, our participants are enrolled into a spectrum of educational and sports programs at no cost via our partnerships with other nonprofit educational and resource programs.
Whether you want to donate money, shoes or time, changing the life of a child really is as simple as a new pair of shoes.
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We don’t give just any old shoes to kids. (In fact, we never give out previously-owned shoes.) All of our Kicks For Kids participants choose their own Brand new sneakers through our partnership with NIKE FACTORY COMMUNITY STORES. Participants can visit any Community store and a NIKE team member will provide them with concierge treatment which consist of properly measuring their feet and helping them in picking out a pair of sneaker of their choice. In addition, every Kicks for Kids participant is afforded the opportunity to enroll into a spectrum of educational programs and activities including but not limited to STEM, tech, sports, tutoring, summer and/or after school programs at no cost via our partnerships with other nonprofit educational and resource programs
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