"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
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.
For over 30 years, CItykids has provided young people with safe space in an unsafe world
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.