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FACTS ABOUT YOUTH IN THE U.S.

  • Over 12 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. (National Center for Children in Poverty)
  • In 2007, it was reported that about 1.3 million children  experience homelessness in any given year. In 2003, studies estimated that children under the age of 18 accounted for 39% of the homeless population; 42% of these children were under the age of five. (National Center on Homelessness and Poverty)
  • One in seven children between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away from home often because of family abuse or neglect. Amongst the runaway population, 46% of runaways experience physical abuse, 38% emotional abuse, and 17% sexual abuse. 75% of this population drops out of school. (National Conference of State Legislatures)
  • An estimated 5,000 unaccompanied youth die on the street every year as a result of assault, illness, or suicide. (National Alliance to End Homelessness)

FACTS ABOUT YOUTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

  • One child dies every 20 seconds due to not being vaccinated against preventable diseases.
  • Nearly one million children live with disabilities; in many countries these children are abandoned or excluded from society.
  • 1,600 children die everyday from disease as a result of unsafe water and inadequate sanitation.
  • 85 million children are forced into physical labor, prostitution, or war.
  • 600 million children live on less than 1 USD a day.
  • A child dies of hunger every 3.6 seconds.
  • 121 million children aren't afforded the opportunity to go to school.

(United Nations Children's Funds)

We are currently building an Independent Life Skills (ILS) training program for our U.S. youth who live in out-of-home environments. The program will teach our older youth the skills needed to positively transition into adulthood. The program will focus on 20 skills ranging from money management to goal setting to empathy development. We are seeking assistance building this program; you simply need the desire to help!

UPCOMING PROJECTS

YOUR FUNDS

KandK's team works diligently without pay, and are proud to do so. We are truly founded for non-profitable reasons; as such 100% of donations raised through K&K will be distributed among our programs. K&K’s management team covers the operational expenses; this allows your funds to go directly to the children who need it!

K&K helps children on a worldwide scale: both in the United States and abroad. Our target demographic consists of children without families; children who have families, yet live in a state of poverty (i.e. homeless kids in the U.S.); and children who live in an out-of-home setting (i.e. foster homes, group homes, and orphanages). Our goal is to target at-risk youth who struggle with substandard health care, poor food and nutrition, insufficient social/familial support, inadequate education, and little opportunities for success. K&K operates to help alleviate these struggles and to give our children the tools and resources to overcome the obstacles that they face.