Jodi Walker, Executive Director
Jodi Walker is a nonprofit advocate who is committed to serving those in high poverty, rural areas. She works to support people’s lives through academic excellence, nutritional support, and community involvement. Since 2006, Jodi has committed herself to collaborating with Northeastern Colorado communities to enrich the lives of children and young adults in high poverty areas.
Jodi has over 30 years of working with at-risk youth and a background in recreational therapy. This experiences and passion is why she founded Kids At Their Best as a dance studio to show the value of using dance as a form of physical and emotional therapy. As the program grew, KATB moved to an all-encompassing youth enrichment program.
Jodi has worked with the Northern Colorado communities and organizations to bring once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to at-risk populations. She and KATB have made a name for themselves across Colorado as an organization that thinks outside the box to make a difference.
Raquel, 20, began attending Kids At Their Best when she was 14 years old. After turning 16, she began working as Jodi’s assistant and since then, has worked her way up to Human Resources Director. Raquel is inspired by the difference that KATB made in her life and is motivated to make a difference in other children’s lives.
Yolanda is working with KATB through the AmeriCorps Vista program. She is currently finishing her Doctorate of Arts in Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a daughter of two US Veterans and has traveled to 17 countries with her family. She loves to read, play games (video and board games), and teach music!