#KC4K Youth Leadership Program

By Kids, For Kids

What is #kc4K?

To carry out her vision, Avalon established the Kids Caring for Kids (#KC4K) Advisory Board. Made up of at least a dozen kids ages 10-17, the #KC4K Leadership Program is dedicated to creating self-awareness of an individual’s own abilities and power to be able to make a positive impact on the world. Our program is designed to help them:    

Develop Life-long Leadership Skills

Cultivate Compassion and Commitment

Teach Them to Personally Contribute to Society

By instilling these skills and values in our youth at a young age, we are creating a lifelong imprint that positively impacts the world.  

How We Help

the #KC4K mission

#KC4K is a program that is kid-driven, lead by our youth leaders in the Toledo, OH area with youth ambassadors throughout the country. While the kids create the ideas and make the decisions, they are guided by adult mentors with experience working with non-profits.

Our goal for our #KC4K leaders is to create self-awareness of their own abilities and power to be able to make a positive impact on the world through the pillars of Leadership, Compassion, Commitment, and Contribution.

Levels of Participation

How Can Your Child Get Involved?

We love connecting with others, whether they want to support or need it themselves

#KC4K Advisory Board

They influence policy and procedures, raise awareness of rare disease community through public speaking & service, team leaders for patients as well as all other KC4K members, attend KC4K educational events, selects leadership skills/topics for development. 

  • 10 Board meetings/year 
  • 1-2 retreats 
  • Interview with TAF Board members for KC4K Board acceptance 

#KC4K Team

These are kiddos of all ages who fundraise, join service projects, create opportunities in our community for TAF, join shopping squads, attend KC4K educational events, kiddos that are called on to join shopping squads or help staff events.

 

  • Shopping/ wrapping 
  • Planning meetings 
  • Service opportunities 

#Kc4K Ambassadors

#PainBox graduates who sign on to help new patient families 

  • Ambassadors
  • Video conferences as needed 

#KC4K Board

Meet Our Leaders

See the kids passionate about helping the rare disease community. Your child could be here too!

Avalon Budd

Avalon Budd

Katy Gruber

Katy Gruber

Kelsey Gruber

Kelsey Gruber

Lilliana Stiverson

Lilliana Stiverson

Grace Jeffer

Grace Jeffer

Cecelia Chowdhary

Cecelia Chowdhary

Adam Prymas

Adam Prymas

Alayna Sarver

Alayna Sarver

Becca Tittl

Becca Tittl

Nash Malczewski

Nash Malczewski

Kaden Heldt

Kaden Heldt

What’s Their Why?

What inspires our youth leaders?

What being a part of The Avalon Foundation means to them

Get Involved

Learn More about Joining the KC4K Board 

About Us

Founded in 2017, The Avalon Foundation is committed to youth centered leadership development through service to families affected by rare diseases. Through our #Painbox program we provide emotional support to pediatric patients and their families during life-changing transitions.

Events & Fundraisers

Visit our Rally-Up site to connet to our events to purchase tickets and access event activities.

A Big Thank You To

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