KickStart for Kids is a not-for-profit charity aimed at helping disadvantaged school children in South Australia through Breakfast Programs, positive mentoring and increasing self esteem.
KSFK currently provides over 1200 breakfasts per week to disadvantaged school children in South Australia. The program is supported by the Port Adelaide Football Club and as a result we call our programme the Power Breakfast Program. Once a month selected players serve breakfast and interact with children at the schools. We need more volunteers to do this role which is only a 30 minute commitment in the mornings before school starts.
Our mentoring program is called Mentoring Mates. Our Mentors interact with children that are at risk of disengaging from the education system. They try to spend regular time with the children, getting to know them and making a positive difference in their lives. The mentors spend an hour a week with selected kids at their school.
KSFK tries to target kids that have low self esteem and we try to make them feel good about themselves.
You can register as a volunteer online www.kickstartforkids.com.au either as a mentor or to supervise a breakfast each week.
Being a KickStart for Kids volunteer is a very rewarding experience and a valuable inclusion to any CV.