Hear What People Have
to Say About Team Kids!
“[Through Team Kids,] I learned that you don’t need to be an adult to make a difference.”
Alaya, age 11
“My dream would be for the world to have racial equality where everyone is treated equally. Everyone would be accepted for who they are with no questions asked.”
“I plan to try to be kind whenever I can and hopefully people will follow my example.”
“I learned that not only adults can change the world. Kids can too.”
There was a big effect on the students when they saw how much money they raised to help the hungry. Many of our students know what it’s like to be hungry, and they had the sense of pride in knowing they helped.
– Yvette Donald, Principal PS149, NYC
Team Kids is teaching that engagement is important, valuable, and necessary. They are teaching kids the skill set to engage with their community. In turn, the participating kids will be the future leaders who will create corporate, societal and organizational cultures of deep engagement… with missions, with causes, with people. It’s a beautiful virtuous cycle!
– Tim Shaw
“Parents love that the program runs during school because they don’t think they could fit another activity into their schedule. The kids are talking about Team Kids with great excitement. It’s so great to see the kids feel like they are a part of something good.”
–Parent Volunteer Coordinator
“I love Team Kids because they truly make a difference. It’s amazing to witness a child choose to give his time and energy to help a stranger. It’s pure. I believe our actions speak for themselves. Anyone who wants to be part of something great – whether you are a volunteer or an investor, a first grader or a CEO – should check out Team Kids and make their own decision about how to get involved.”
Managing Partner, REMAX
“Team Kids delivers innovative programs to empower our next generation of leaders. In fact, they are providing opportunities for all young people to adopt a strong social conscience to tackle real world issues,”
Colin Baden, CEO, Oakley (ret.)
I’ve witnessed the power of Team Kids at a personal level, as a father whose three daughters have benefited from participating in the very first program in 2001. I’m proud to continue to support Team Kids, including underwriting and hosting Team Kids events at Il Fornaio.
-Marcello Apollonio, Managing Partner, Il Fornaio Irvine
The Team Kids programming transcends race, culture, ethnicity, and gender. Every child gets to participate in service projects to help others and they truly become leaders. Regardless of a child’s background or cultural upbringing, the key teachings of Team Kids are service, selflessness, teamwork, compassion, respect and perseverance.
– Chief Dave Maggard, Irvine Police Department (ret.)
“Adults become cynical about change, and it’s so inspiring to work with children who believe anything is possible.”
–Orange County Fire Captain Stephen McHale (ret.)
“Team Kids has created a new, innovative model of service learning that strengthens the young person, teaches shared values such as leadership and tolerance, and improves the community in which these young people live and serve.”
Senior Vice President, America’s Promise