The Kids Boost Vision

Someday our children will be leaders who tackle the world’s biggest challenges. At Kids Boost, we imagine our kids growing up with compassion, staying engaged in their communities and helping others. Kids are naturally prone to give back, but like entrepreneurs, they often need a boost to get started. Kids Boost provides a fulfilling first experience for future social entrepreneurs. We help kids learn how it feels to give.

What we do

We give each participant $100 in start-up funding and a one-on-one coach to achieve his/her own fundraising idea for helping a charity they love. On average, our Kid projects turn that $100 into $1,850 for deserving charities. Eighty percent of money raised goes to their charity and 20 percent goes back to Kids Boost to help other kids start projects. We create a “cycle of giving” so more children learn the power of giving back.

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Our three initiatives

Adin project

Kid Booster Projects

Kids create and manage their own fundraisers for a non-profit organization of their choice

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Small Give

Small Give, Big Impact

Educate your troop, class or team on age-appropriate and fun ways to give back and make a positive impact

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Big Give family

The Big Give

A day where families and kids of ALL ages can come together to do fun and hands-on things to make the world a better place.

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Empowering kids to make a difference

Kids of have an innate desire to give back, but often don’t know how. Given the opportunity and support, they are capable of accomplishing so much. In 2012, Kids Boost founder Kristen Witzel met a dynamic child who combined his passion for wall climbing with his desire to give back, resulting in $2500 raised for a children’s hospital. Read Jared's story here.

“I remember thinking ‘What if every child had the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to do something positive in the world?’ That’s when Kids Boost was born.”

— Kristen Witzel, KidsBoost Founder and Executive Director

Multiple scientific studies have shown that volunteering, giving and helping others increases self-esteem and self-confidence in children. Through Kids Boost’s programs, kids not only gain important life skills like money management and communication, they uncover strengths and build up their confidence and self-esteem, all while helping others in the process.

Our three initiatives

Adin project

Kid Booster Projects

Kids create and manage their own fundraisers for a non-profit organization of their choice

Read More +
Small Give

Small Give, Big Impact

Educate your troop, class or team on age-appropriate and fun ways to give back and make a positive impact

Read More +
Big Give family

The Big Give

A day where families and kids of ALL ages can come together to do fun and hands-on things to make the world a better place.

Read More +

Empowering kids to make a difference

Kids of have an innate desire to give back, but often don’t know how. Given the opportunity and support, they are capable of accomplishing so much. In 2012, Kids Boost founder Kristen Witzel met a dynamic child who combined his passion for wall climbing with his desire to give back, resulting in $2500 raised for a children’s hospital. Read Jared's story here.

“I remember thinking ‘What if every child had the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to do something positive in the world?’ That’s when Kids Boost was born.”

— Kristen Witzel, KidsBoost Founder and Executive Director

Multiple scientific studies have shown that volunteering, giving and helping others increases self-esteem and self-confidence in children. Through Kids Boost’s programs, kids not only gain important life skills like money management and communication, they uncover strengths and build up their confidence and self-esteem, all while helping others in the process.

A few of the charities benefiting from Kids Boost projects

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