Our Programs

First day

"Every child deserves to have a great first day of school."

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

"Every child deserves the opportunity to play and have a game day".

Mark Tucker, Founder     

Social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills can be improved through team sports. 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.

AboutKidz covers all associated costs including league fees, uniforms, equipment, snacks, trophies and end-of-season team party.

graduation day

"Every child deserves the best chance to achieve their graduation day."

Mark Tucker, Founder

AboutKidz partners with the San Juan Unified School District to provide free tutoring at Northridge Elementary School. 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.

GREAT Christmas Giveaway

AboutKidz organizes toy drives in November and distributes toys to families in need each December. Volunteers collect, sort, and set up a toy store for parents to pick out gifts in time for Christmas. We have a wonderful partnership with Sacramento area Walmart stores that allow us to collect toys in front of multiple stores each year. 

In 2023, AboutKidz distributed gifts to more than 200 children.