Kids At Their Best
 

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about us

 
 

Mission Statement

Kids at Their Best is a mobile enrichment program that serves children in high poverty, rural areas. We support children's lives through academic excellence, nutritional support, and community involvement.

 

 

Vision Statement

Our vision is to help "level the playing field" for disadvantaged children by exposing them to enrichment activities that will provide them with the experiences that will encourage them become positive, well rounded adults.

 

History

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If you want to know the history of Kids At Their Best, look no further than founder Jodi Walker. Since 2006, she has been collaborating with Northeastern Colorado communities to enrich the lives of children and young adults at or below the poverty line.

Kids At Their Best first began as a dance studio after Jodi found the value in using dance as a form of physical and emotional therapy. The studio focused on building self-esteem and healthy habits for young girls in Morgan County. As the program grew to focus on empowering the youth in her community, KATB began to move from an art program to an all-encompassing youth enrichment programs.

For the last decade, Jodi and Kids At Their Best have made a name for themselves across Northeastern Colorado as an organization that isn’t afraid to think outside of the box to help the kids in their community. From covering yards with flamingos to a superhero themed cocktail party, KATB has strived to make the non-profit world as fun as it is beneficial. Ambitious and welcoming, KATB has partnered within Colorado communities and organizations to bring once-in-a lifetime opportunities to at-risk populations.

Today, Kids At Their Best is home to a multitude of programs that better the lives of minority and poverty level children and young adults. There are afterschool programs that help kids with their homework as well as provide them a creative outlet through art projects. Our summers are filled with day camps and events that provide kids with a free meal and free fun. For our older kids, KATB provides leadership training and college and career prep to help them become well-rounded, community minded adults.


meet our wonderful staff and board!


 
Kids at Their Best has helped me become a better me.
— Wendy, 16
 
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Programs

 
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The programs that Kids at Their Best provides have helped me become a great leader as well as a follower. I have been benefitted by the different programs because they have allowed me to grow out of my shell and be involved more in and outside of my community.
— Raquel, 18

Summer

 

Summer enrichment programs are our activity designed programs for Kids and Teens. These programs are offered to the community as a way to help get our children outdoors and to help keep our children safe and creative. Our Summer programs include a mixture of Art, Athletic and educational based activities. Our goals are to provide a place where children are valued and their ideas or interests are heard.  Our Summer programs are hosted at multiple sites around Fort Morgan:

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JayCee Park
520 Southridge,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Sol Naciente
998 E Beaver Ave,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Wiggins Park
West 2nd Ave
Wiggins, CO 80654

Log Lane
109 Maine St,
Log Lane Village, CO 80705


TNT

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Tweens and Teens (TNT) is designed to be a year round leadership advancement program. The goal is to help inspire the next generations to become leaders in the world through confidence building exercises that include public speaking, volunteer recruitment and leadership activities. TNT members get to experience firsthand the tasks of organizing and communicating difficult principles to younger members of the KATB family through our Summer Programs. TNT members get to participate in our end of summer retreat that takes our TNT members of their comfort zone and places them in the face of adversity through outdoor recreational challenges.

You can also check out a video out TNT group did last year, here!


BEU

 
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Beyond Expectations is a program designed to help teens and young adults get off their feet and into the world. The goal of the program is to find and increase access to education and career opportunities for the next generation of workers. We host afterschool homework programs as well as pre-college seminars and are improving on ways to increase our graduation rates in Fort Morgan. The program is designed not only for our children in the community but for parents on figuring out the best methods their child needs to obtain their long term goals. Navigating through the financial constrictions of higher education can be overwhelming so our focus on the program is to help educate and alleviate any of those stressors that could otherwise prevent a young adult from pursuing their goals.  Some of our current Beyond Expectations programs are English and Math Bootcamps, College 101 seminars as well as S.T.E.M. Days. Our current afterschool programs are located at,

Pop-Up Community Center
218 Main St,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701


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Photos

 
 
Kids at Their Best has benefitted me by helping me become closer to others and to the community.
— Ximena, 14
 
 

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Get Involved

 

There are a few ways to get involved with us!

 

Join

All of our programs are offered for free for all kids who qualify for free or reduced lunches within Morgan County and the surrounding Northeastern Colorado area.

Check out our program page and see if anything feels right for you and your family!

Volunteer

Want to help out our kids through mentoring, tutoring, or teaching workshops? Want to join one of our many fundraisers we host throughout the year? Then contact us about volunteering today!

If you would like to be a Summer Associate and help run our summer programs then apply here for more information. 

Donate

If you don't have the time but still want to help, then we will always take donations. Our organization is completely funded through grants and community support so every little bit helps.

If you'd like to support us by buying supplies, then check out our wish list!

 
 
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COntact us

 

Phone: 970.380.7721

Email: info@kidsattheirbest.org

Address: PO BOx 382

             Fort MOrgan, CO 80701

 

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