DeKalb Kids Project. Inc. is not just for the youth, rather the organization is for everyone of all ages. There is always an opportunity for someone to lend a helping hand, vision, or resources to aid in building a stronger DeKalb.
DeKalb Kids Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is committed to youth development. We design projects that give the youth positive alternatives and provides opportunities for a successful future. We engage the youth through social groups and constructive activities that help them successfully navigate the transition into adulthood.
DeKalb Kids Project, Inc. is committed to improving student achievement through personal outreach. We believe that the vision of one person can make a huge difference! We encourage the community to become more involved by volunteering or to serving the youth through our mentoring program.
We want you to embrace change and to effectively anticipate the unexpected. To be excited about working for DKP, take pride in your work, and outwardly express your enthusiasm. It is our goal to utilize the strengths of our volunteers to enhance our outreach and with your excitement, this goal can easily be achieved!
We want our volunteers to be committed to our projects, looking for ways to make them better and more fulfilling to everyone involved. We want to make sure we are able to clearly express who we are, why we do it, and stand behind our words with our work ethic.
Understand the culture, what’s going on in hip hop, social media trends and topics, and to be culturally aware of what’s going on from the eyes of the younger generation. Our desire is to meet the youth and help to take them to the next level.
With each successful event, recognition will follow. It is our goal that each participant remains humble, accept recognition, and strive to enhance your skills and abilities. You must always be willing to learn from others and open to constructive criticism. Learn and share your knowledge.
Many of our projects have deadlines and we strive to meet them in advance. We partner and collaborate with various organizations and to successfully meet our goals we must have a team with a sense of urgency. These people strive to complete each task as it is given without delay and make sure each portion is completed to perfection.
Listening skills are very important but one must comprehend. One must be able to effectively understand direction and apply it to each task, assignment, or project. We must use our comprehension skills to develop better communication within our organization.
The home is reached by cultivating relationships with the parents, the community is impacted through our creative events, and the schools are impacted by the student engagement, which gives them motivation to excel in their education. We form relationships with the parents to find the issues and interests of the kids, create community events which spark their interest, and encourage their education through instilling principles, morals, and discipline which impacts their grades.