Welcome to Every Kid Counts
For over 25 years Every Kid Counts (EKC) has been dedicated to helping children by bringing hearts together to help provide programs that help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders through educational, athletic and philanthropic programs.
EKC encourages you to explore our site to learn more about our wonderful charity, and we are excited to meet you at our next event.
Every Kid Counts (EKC) is a non-profit 501 (C) public charity, allowing youth to participate in programs giving them a great opportunity to learn, be involved and find solutions to the challenges they are facing in today’s society. EKC was founded on March 24, 1994 in a group effort from: Robert Perelka, Gordon & Kay Le Blanc, Jr., Michael Gibson, Ken Peterson, Sherdick Bonner and Calvin Schexnayder. Along with the founders, Every Kid Counts is made possible by the dedication from many individual business and community leaders, through their ideas and support of children’s charity programs.
Our Mission & Vision
Developing Kids through Education, Sports and
After School Activities
Our Vision for a Brighter Future:
Our 5 Year Goals
5 Year Strategy
EKC has made a commitment for the next 5 years and beyond to develop, implement and maintain the programs to make a difference in the lives of all the children we come in contact with in our partnership with Creighton Elementary School District (CESD). In addition, EKC seeks to enhance our long standing projects to reach more at need children as well as increase awareness and financial support to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and our Hardship Fund.
Develop and communicate program and project ideas to grant providers and corporate partners for CESD outreach programs to reach targeted schools and fund sports programs.
Implement program based upon funding in all CESD Schools.
Maintain and expand programs based upon the needs of the students.
Years Four & Five
Based upon the success of the project and programs and the development of additional funding sources, mirror the programs and offer them up to other at need school districts.
“Helping today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders. “
– Rob Perelka, President
Who We Are
Our Executive Board
These are the people that make all of these events and programs happen through their tireless dedication to our kids and our community.