Donating just a few hours of your time per week will not only make a difference in a child’s life, it will make a positive impact on yours too! By taking part in our programs, you will have the chance to leave your footprint on the communities closest to you.
Purpose: The position of Academic Tutor supports Kids in the Game’s educational program for elementary school students. The tutoring program is designed to help elementary school students achieve academic success.
Key Responsibilities: The Academic Tutor will work with a select group of students to provide assistance in multiple academic subjects, assist students to develop a better understanding of homework assignments, review completed assignments, and provide positive feedback on the student’s progress to encourage the student’s continued focus on academic excellence.
Purpose: The position of Sports & Youth Development Instructor supports children in the Kids in the Game sports skill development program for elementary and middle school students. The mentoring program is designed to empower youth through quality mentoring relationships.
Key Responsibilities: The Sports & Youth Development Instructor works with one child to develop a relationship and establish a strong fitness foundation. The Sports & Fitness Mentor will build a relationship with one child in the Kids in the Game community and participate in the designated activity.
Purpose: Our junior board is a group of young professionals who support the Foundation’s vision throughout the year in a number of ways. It’s a unique opportunity to collaborate with other forward-thinking professionals seeking to change the way kids are growing up in NYC.
Key Responsibilities: The Jr. Board Member attends monthly meetings, plans events and programs, works directly with the Foundation as a mentor, coach, and role model (Best. Part. Ever.), as well as grows the network through fundraising, developing partnerships, and new membership outreach.
These are some of the core programs that Kids in the Game typically works with schools on throughout the year. These become a part of the school day and our team becomes part of yours!Learn More
Growing up a King Kid means participating in our summer camps, sports clinics, special events, movement classes, or one of our travel teams!Learn More
“Have fun!” “Make new friends!” “Keep them entertained while we’re out of school!” All of these reasons ring true, but at Kids in the Game we believe Summer Camp can play a significant role in a kid’s life. Here are 5 of the reasons we believe in summer camp.Learn More
Kids in the Game works with over 20,000 kids a year at schools and programs across New York City. We span from Brooklyn to Queens, from the Lower East Side to Riverdale. Every program and school has unique needs and opportunities for your group to partner with us and tackle challenges kids and schools face in NYC. Our corporate volunteer program is unique and allows flexibility to tailor the day to fit your organization’s needs and wants. If you have a vision for the day, let us know and we will work together to put together your organization’s perfect volunteer day.
School Murals + Beautification
Sports Equipment Donations
Play like a kid!
Organize. Build. Play. Whether we are talking about Legos, fort building or gathering friends for a pickup game of soccer the process remains the same: Organize. Build. Play. Kids in the Game partnered up with the VML Foundation to put these words into action while giving back to our community. The VML Foundation is the non-profit foundation of VML (a creative advertising agency) that aims to give back to the communities they work and live in. Each year their 26 worldwide locations take the same day off work to participate in the VML Foundation Day and volunteer. This year, VML New York City chose to work with us.
After a generous donation from the VML Foundation we were able to order large quantities of brand new PE equipment to be donated to three schools: two in Harlem and one in the Bronx. Eight dozen balls, 160+ cones, dozens of jump ropes, flag football gear, floor spots, and basically any other PE gear you can imagine all randomly packed in boxes—mix and match, sort it out and get that gear organized.
Many schools in New York City not only lack adequate PE equipment, but they also lack storage space for the equipment they do have. Racks, boxes, and storage containers to the rescue! Our VML volunteers got out their tools and constructed storage solutions for each school.
The hard work is done, and now it’s time to enjoy the benefits. It is finally time to play! The three schools we partnered with were gracious enough to welcome us into their gyms for the donation unveil and to play a few games. The VML team was greeted by over 240 excited kids ready to dominate in a game of wizard ball! It's debatable who had more fun playing, the kids or the volunteers. We'll call it a tie for now!
I know I speak for our entire office, and especially our Foundation Team, when I say that the entire
Kids in the Game team made the day yesterday. We’ve gotten so much positive feedback from our exec team
and various staff members, and that was in large part to your team and the passion you all have for
coaching, the kids, your energy, and the overall mission of the Kids in the Game Foundation.
What an incredible day for everybody. Everybody was talking about it today, sharing pictures,
stories, etc. Great stuff, great organization you guys have
…We would like to thank your organization and the VML Foundation for your very generous gifts of
equipment and your valuable time spent with our students yesterday. The equipment will help our
sports teams tremendously and the Scholarship will aid one of our 8th graders to attend one of your