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KIND is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by building a foundation in Christianity through education and life experiences that will encourage them to change the world for good. KIND is a free inner-city youth organization in Dayton, Ohio.  KIND is currently open to any child from kindergarten to 6th grade who live in zip codes 45403 and 45410. We have a long wait list, so we hope to grow the program to serve more students and older ages.

 

Many of Dayton's children face significant challenges towards their development. Food insecurity. Academic gaps. English as a second language. Limited home supervision. Transportation barriers. Lack of financial resources for extracurricular activities. Nearby crime and drug use. The children need positive and stable relationships, support systems, and experiences to help them overcome those challenges and thrive to their full potential.

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What We Do

 

Each day at KIND offers something new and exciting. Whether it's help with academic classes, a chance to be creative in art, serving the community, or adding to their life skills, our kids are always learning. KIND features an afterschool program, a summer program,  mentoring program, neighborhood improvement program, and family support program. Our programs focus on the whole child - mind, body, and soul - and your donations remove the potential barriers of price, transportation, and food, making that support accessible to every child.

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Free Transportation

1:10 Teacher to Student Ratio

Reading 

Social-Emotional Learning

Bible Lessons

Homework Help

Computer Access

Arts & Crafts

Exercise & Play

Hot & Healthy Meals

Guest Speakers & Field Trips

Positive Behavior Rewards 

 

Meet the Staff

Laura Helsby-Executive Director

Ellie Broadbent-Program Director

Teachers:

Alex Amete

Andrea Gerhart

Angela Rowe

Belinda Brown

Serina Leonard

Tim Mitchell

KIND's Board of Directors guide the organization to carry out its mission and give generously of their time, talents, and treasures.

David Judson - President - CEO of JJR Solutions

Jeff Evans - Vice President - President of Evans Energy

Nancy Hines - Secretary - Registered Nurse (R)

Ralph Rolfe - Treasurer - Owner of Covenant Financial Concepts and CPA (R)

Dr. Brian K. Hayes - Member - Senior Pastor of Engrafted Word Family Church

Keith Valiquette - Member - Account Executive at Energy Systems Group

Kenny Williams - Member - CEO of Astute Consulting

Leah Brown- Member- MVCTC Adult Education

 

See the impact KIND is having on Dayton's community!