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.
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.
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.
Kids at their best is proud to be an Americorps VISTA site. We currently have two full-year vistas serving with us as well as four summer associates to help with our summer programming. These VISTAs work to build capacity through grant writing, fundraising efforts, program creation, and much more. They are responsible for keeping our office organized and running smoothly all while bringing in their unique points or view.
The AmeriCorps vista program is a national, non-partisan organization that fights poverty on the domestic front. For more information on the program, please go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/. If you would like to apply to be a VISTA, please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=GrcAkVaMHpQ7Wb-Q6nJsKpNr_C7uezLfgYLpsT2yMwpqPClMvFeY!1157286451?id=80334&fromSearch=true.