Kids At Their Best
 
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Get ready to channel your inner superhero at our annual  Superhero Soiree

March 24th, 5-9:30 pm at mark Ardnt Event Center, Brush CO

Click the flamingo for more info!

 
 

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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
 

Our Programs

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Kids at Their Best currently has three programs which are designed to help our kids grow into community conscious and successful adults. From ages 6-20, our kids will express themselves and learn through our summer programs, learn how to find their voice and gain work experience through TNT, and get the tools they need to succeed in college through BE U University and College 101.

The biggest strength of our programs is that they feed into each other through a holistic process. This starts with our summer programs which work to give kids a safe place to hang out and learn with other kids in their community. As our kids get older, they are able to join TNT which allows them to not only take on a leadership roll within their community, but to then work the summer programs they attended as kids. This hands-on work experience then helps them gain the confidence and skills to succeed after they graduate high school. Our kids who have now been accepted to college serve as both a role model for our younger kids and as ambassadors for our organization.

Summer

 

Our summer meals and enrichment programs are designed for kids ages 6-11. Working within four separate Morgan County communities, we provide not enrichment programs but free meals though our day camps.  Some of our programs and activities include:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Lessons
  • Mobile Library
  • Art Projects
  • Sports and Other Physical Activities
  • Community Picnics
  • Local History Lessons

Want to be a part of our summer programs? See where we go!

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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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From 12-17, our kids are able to join TNT (Tweens and Teens) - a year long enrichment program designed to build confidence and leaderships skills.  This gives our kids a chance to make a real difference in their community by becoming role models and leaders in their own right. Our TNT kids participate in a number of activities including:

  • Weekly Meetings
  • Annual Retreats at Breckenridge
  • Community Service Projects
  • Volunteering at Our Summer Programs
  • Work Experience and Work Skills Training
  • Speech Programs and Presentations
  • Meeting Prominent Community Members
  • Leadership Training

You can also check out a video out TNT group did in 2016, here!


BEU

 
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Beyond Expectations is a program designed to help teens and young adults (17-20) make the transition from high school to college or the workforce.  We have a variety of programs, lessons, and opportunities available to help local students take their first steps into the world such as:

  • Online Math and English Bootcamps
  • Online College 101 
    • Help with choosing a college, picking classes, finding a major, applying, navigating financial aid, general college advice, ect...
  • A Girls' STEM Day which includes presenters from across the state
  • Government Days where kids get to visit the capital and prominent government officials
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Tours of Prominent Area Business
  • Connections with Local Colleges
  • A Dropout Program designed to help get your GED

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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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