WHAT WE DO

First day

"Every child's first day should be a first class experience."

Mark Tucker, Founder


First Day provides the opportunity for almost 1,000 low-income and at-risk children to begin their school year with confidence and enthusiasm. Our First Day event has a festive atmosphere with lots of games and activities for the whole family. Each registered child that attends the First Day event receives a backpack filled with school supplies, a haircut from a licensed professional, and a new outfit of shirt, pants, and shoes. Each family in attendance receives a bag of non-perishable food items to take home with them after the event.



Game day

     AboutKidz believes that every child deserves the opportunity to play organized sports, and that social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills can be improved through team sports. The Country Club Optimist Club has been our Game Day sponsor since 2016. Their generous support covered all costs associated with the teams, including: league fees, uniforms, equipment, transportation, snacks, trophies, and the end-of-season team parties. Because of that support, over 100 children who otherwise only dreamed of playing on a team, have been able to have that dream come true. The AboutKidz coaches and players spend an average of three months together but the impact on the players and their families lasts far beyond the length of the season.


graduation day

AboutKidz is partners with the San Juan Unified School District to provide free tutoring at Northridge and Carmichael Elementary Schools. Tutoring is provided on the school campus twice a week for two hours each day.  We are helping the students achieve grade level standards in reading and writing. We help with homework, practice reading and math facts and reinforce learning using education games. Our team of volunteer tutors consists of retired educators, college graduates who are aspiring to be educators, and college bound high school students who desire to give back to their community.

TOY DRIVES

For the past four years AboutKidz has organized toy drives and donated gifts to families in need. Volunteers collect, sort, wrap, and distribute gifts.We have wonderful partnership with Sacramento area Walmart stores that allow us to collect toys in front of over ten stores each year. So far we have distributed over 3,000 toys.