"We gather diverse young people in a safe space, we turn our pain into purpose, and we all become agents of social change"
-Laurie Meadoff, Founder
CityKids Speak on Liberty:
The Next Generation
Let your voice be heard
We are excited to partner with Seva.Love and Heavy.io to introduce our first of many forays into the NFT SPACE.
The CityKids Speak on Liberty Banner, a collaboration between Keith Haring and 1000 CityKids is our NEW NFT !
Youth Leadership is our Mission
CityKids Coalition has been in our DNA since CItyKids was founded in 1985.
Our new Coalition is run by former CityKids and our Executive Team with the goal of gathering and empowering young leaders to take control of their narrative and assert their power and creative vision.
RECENT and UPCOMING EVENTS
JUNETEENTH Mural Project
For this Juneteenth holiday, CKF is partnering with Open Air Projects and painting a mural of the 13th amendment at an elementary school in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
Community Paint Day: June 18th
Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
In response to COVID-19, we collaborated with A Better Life Foundation to ensure our communities have access to food and our education program SHARPEN UP morphed to meet the need.
We now send critical groceries and teach digitally directly into the homes of our families!
Keith Harring Banner Tour
Activating Social justice Across America, a six-city tour exploring how a new generation defines freedom. Community events will be based on performances and workshops teaching youth how to create safe spaces.
Bringing CUlnnary education to.... kids
Geoversity's School of Biocultural Leadership
A collaboration with Geoversity,Campus in Panama, we are training youth alongside local and Indigenous leaders to push the boundaries of climate change activism.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1985 by Laurie Meadoff, CityKids Foundation engages and motivates young people from diverse demographics to use their voices and positively impact their lives, their communities, and the world through leadership and the arts.
CityKids' innovative programming and projects are at the forefront in the fields of positive youth development and social-emotional learning; providing opportunities for personal growth and artistic expression.
We help young people channel their growth into substantial social change.
What we've Done
Since 1985, CityKids has been at the forefront of understanding what young people really need. We adapt to the current realities of youth culture and progress with community, leadership and activism.
We have established and maintained cutting-edge youth development programs, training tens of thousands of diverse young people to be leaders and Artivist.