Every Kid Counts main focus is to provide assistance to our community’s youth. This is made possible through three main programs: Educational, Athletic and Philanthropic. The youth’s who participate in the programs will be given a great opportunity to learn, be involved and find solutions to the challenges they are facing in today’s society. When these programs work together, they help to create a well-balanced sociological life.
Educational Programs are where the largest part of the charity’s budget is designated.
Books to Bikes Literacy and Child Obesity Prevention Program:
Back to School Program, Designed to help fill hundreds of backpacks with school supplies then distributed out to various organizations around the valley.
Character Counts Scholarship Program:
Annually 9 students from the Creighton Elementary School District are chosen by the teachers and staff on the bases of Character improvement
Athletic Programs are definitely a compliment to the educational system, for it instills discipline, desire, dedication and determination. These elements, if properly taught, will assist the educational instructors with disciplinary factors. The objective is to provide athletic assistance to every young boy/girl, by helping with equipment, scholarships, and field refurbishing as well as helping kids to participate in the following organizations:
Leadership Through Sports Program:
Philanthropic programs help to complete the goal of EKC. Where education programs enhance the mind and athletic programs enhance the physical structure, philanthropic programs enhance character of the kids..
Kids Helping Kids Mentoring Program – Kids working as peer leaders to support the efforts of their peer in an out of the school setting. This program will provide the opportunity for the participating youth to also work in the community.
Holiday Events – Many times throughout the year our ever growing volunteer core assists in providing special events to under privilege children around the State. These events include Easter events at various parks, Halloween Events, Annual Christmas Parties held for children from single parent households, (held in conjunction with the Single Parents Association) and an annual Food and Toy drive for children of homeless, military, adopted or poor families.