Team Kids New Year!

Team Kids New Year!

Happy Team Kids New Year! 

Celebrating a long history of powerful and passionate Board Leadership! 

Today marks the first day of Team Kids new Fiscal Year, and every two years we celebrate the changing of Team Kids Board President.  Its an honor to recognize our 5th President, Craig Elliott, as he completes his second year in this capacity.  Prior to serving as President, Craig completed six years as Board Treasurer.   Under Craig’s leadership, guidance and support, Team Kids broke every record this past year.   Craig, THANK YOU for helping launch our first national replication in Arlington, VA, for 100% program growth this year, and for never, EVER letting us forget the power of the Team Kids mission! Your shared vision to make Team Kids a national model enabled us all to believe and to invest the resources and capacity to make it happen.  Team Kids is a stronger, more sustainable organization as a result of your investment.

We also celebrate and welcome our incoming Board President Susan Holt.  Susan is one of our four Founding Team Kids Board Members and has served as a Board Member every year since our incorporation.  Susan is the Director of the IUSD Family Resource Center and is a tireless advocate for our youth and their families.  She continues to bring tremendous expertise on the power and research behind Team Kids Mission.  Susan, thank you for serving as Program Chair, Vice President and for now for stepping up as  President of the Team Kids Board of Directors.  Your passion and commitment to Team Kids drove success for our programs at our inception, and your partnership in presenting our three day Asset/Team Kids trainings in Arlington opened the door for our successful replication.   You have helped create the Team Kids “magic,” and we are blessed to have you sitting shotgun on the TK Bus as we expand our mission to countless new communities.

As Founder and CEO at Team Kids, I continue to be humbled by the amazing, talented and passionate people who step up help develop our strategic plan, invest tremendous hours of leadership, while also tirelessly supporting our staff.  It is though a shared partnership with our passionate Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Partners and Staff that creates, as Susan says, “the win, win, win, win for KIDS!”

Celebrating a long history of powerful Team Kids Board Presidents!


TK on ABC news in Washington DC!

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 2.53.41 PMABC News/WJLA News spotlights the success of our first week of the Team Kids Challenge on the east coast!  In that week alone, 2,700 kids took the Team Kids Challenge at 5 different schools on 2 coasts!

Exciting to witness our first national replication of the Team Kids Challenge Program as we work alongside the staff and families of the following four Arlington County Public Schools: Hoffman Boston, Jamestown, Claremont Immersion, and Patrick Henry.  Tremendous momentum with our great partners from Arlington County Police and Fire Departments to empower these young leaders. Take a minute to witness the magic captured by the Jennifer Doren with WJLA in Washington, DC and look out for further updates on the successes at each school!

Click HERE for the video clip





Today in Orange County, most of the work being done in health and human services focuses, appropriately, on the immediate needs of the disadvantaged. Team Kids takes a different approach, directing their energies toward our youth, teaching them the value and power of working together to solve community issues. In so doing, they are developing the philanthropists of the future and creating systematic change in our community.”

OC United Way, CEO Max Gardner

Team Kids is addressing critical child and community needs today, while also building our next generation of problem solvers.”

Dan Lubeck, Team Kids Board Member

I became a Founding Team Kids Board Member in 2004, after witnessing the leadership and compassion being developed in the students participating in the Team Kids Challenge Program. Team Kids engenders a culture where it is everyone’s right, regardless of age, to be a powerful agent for change.”

Bethany LaFlam, Team Kids Board Member

Team Kids, to me, is an antidote to entitlement and one great way to create the responsible citizens we all want as future leaders.”

Mike Cupps, Team Kids Board Member; Private Investor

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