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Kids. Architecture. Community.

We've linked0 kids to community & service.

KidBuilders, Inc. is a national non-profit organization that gives kids the ability and resources to design "spaces" in their community. It strives to develop pride and respect for property through architecture and community service. Through their creativity, these kidbuilders will see things that they have designed come to fruition.

Helping kids to connect to the community

Supporting Neighborhoods

We are committed to working collaboratively with the neighborhoods where we service. We are always looking for new partners to help address KidBuilders' objective of creating sustainable spaces.



Our Vision

KidBuilders, Inc. is an organization with a clear vision and passion to reach our children during their formative years; engaging them in community service to make a positive impact in our society and strengthen their communities through architecture.

For the Community, By the Community

KidBuilders, Inc. utilizes the volunteer resources of local architects, engineers and businesses to further the organization's exempt purpose. "KidBuild" projects are aimed at improving devasted community "spaces" while developing kids' habits of responsible citizenship through creativity.

Ensuring the Future

"Spaces" that are designed by these imaginative young members of our society are much more likely to be taken care of and enjoyed.

Ensuring a Better Life

Kids active in the program improve the quality of life and aesthetics of their community while learning key skills, techniques and management.

Building a Foundation

KidBuilders, Inc. was created to help kids understand the importance of civic responsibility and sustainability, improve leadership abilities, teambuilding and management skills through design projects.

Are YOU interested in being a STUDENT VOLUNTEER with KidBuilders?

We have Partners
  • Nickelodian

    Nickelodeon

    We are really excited to be partnering with KidBuilders, Inc. to positively impact the lives and behaviors of kids through Nickelodeon’s Big Green Grants. Nickelodeon loves for schools and organizations such as KidBuilders, Inc. to receive recognition for creating and promoting programs that inspire kids to make a positive change in their communities. The KidBuilders' program exemplifies everything that the Nickelodeon's Big Green Grants Program strives to achieve. Like Nickelodeon, KidBuilders, Inc. enhances the learning experience of kids, as well as its relevance to the environment through activities, living healthy and community service. Nickelodeon's Big Green Grants Program is committed to reaching a broad and diverse group of kids, from urban, rural/suburban areas, serving all ethnicities and celebrate KidBuilders, Inc. following that same path. KidBuilders, Inc. joins Nickelodeon's signature partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Football League, to help hundreds of schools and community-based organizations throughout the world to encourage kids to be active and live healthy.

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    Global Youth Service Day

    Disney Friends for Change and Youth Service America are pleased to partner with KidBuilders, Inc. for their KidBuilders GO GREEN! Global Youth Service Day project. KidBuilders, Inc. does amazing things to engage youth to explore the variety of ways they can help improve their community on Global Youth Service Day. www.gysd.org. Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together--and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors-- to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities. Global Youth Service Day is a campaign of YSA (Youth Service America), an international leader in the youth service movement.



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    Home Depot Foundation

    The Home Depot Foundation understands the impact of hard work and sweat equity. We support organizations such as KidBuilders, Inc. and their KidBuilders GO GREEN! Projects. They are true testament of an innovative kid-based community design programs specifically targeted towards teaching kids about sustainable architecture, community service and stewardship.

    The Home Depot Foundation was created in 2002 to further the community building goals of The Home Depot. The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to building affordable homes for working families that are healthy to live in and affordable to own. To make homes healthy and affordable, the Foundation encourages developers to incorporate responsible design and use durable and quality materials to ensure that homes are more energy and water efficient, have good indoor air quality, and provide a safe and healthy space to live. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $70 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 50,000 affordable, healthy homes. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.

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    Disney Friends for Change

    Disney Friends for Change and Youth Service America are pleased to partner with KidBuilders, Inc. for their KidBuilders GO GREEN! Global Youth Service Day project. KidBuilders, Inc. does amazing things to engage youth to explore the variety of ways they can help improve their community on Global Youth Service Day.

    www.gysd.org. Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.

    GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together--and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors-- to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities. Global Youth Service Day is a campaign of YSA (Youth Service America), an international leader in the youth service movement.
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    State Farm Youth Advisory Board

    State Farm awarded KidBuilders, Inc. a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant for an amazing service-learning project. The KidBuilders Smitha/Osborne Community Engagement (KSMOCE) Project demonstrates a deep connection to classroom curriculum through clear articulation of innovative, school based service-learning and the important role of youth in the project implementation.

    www.statefarmyab.org . Thirty students, ages 17-20, from across the United States and Canada comprise the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. They are charged with helping State Farm design and implement a $5 million-a-year signature service-learning initiative to address issues important to State Farm and communities across the United States and Canada.









How can you Participate?

How Can I Participate as a Student?

Are you interested in architecture, construction, or the environment? Do you want to improve the environmental sustainability of your community through creative design and service projects? Earn community service hours and improve your community with your creativity! KidBuilders, Inc. is a S.T.E.M. based program focused on developing kids interest in these fields. We accept members ages 9-13, we only ask that you get your parents' permission before participating with our organization. We are excited to have you on board!

How Can I Volunteer As A Mentor?

Do you enjoy assisting and guiding young people? Do you enjoy helping them succeed and excel? Are you employed or interested in the fields of architecture, design, or construction? Being a mentor is a once in a lifetime experience. Our program mentors are specifically geared towards assiting our students with the implementation of their creative ideas!

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Help Us Raise Money.

KidBuilders, Inc. is a 501 © (3) national non-profit organization and is audited annually. The funding sources for the Foundation include private, corporate, and philanthropic foundations.

Kid Builders Inc. depends on donations to continue to provide children with the ability and resources to create vibrant, sustainable "spaces" that will be preserved and protected. Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you, we ask you to consider a donation. Without these donations, linking kids, community and service would not be possible. We hope that you will help support our efforts.

We have several intiatives that we have running right now that you can support individually. These are our current programs that you can support:

Playground Cleanup
4+ Students

$500 -$1000

  • Fix Groundbedding Bedding/Woodchips
  • Recycle/Trash Pickup
  • Fix/Repair Broken Items

Community Garden
Up to 10 Students

$1000 - $5000

  • School Garden Design
  • Install Fruit Trees
  • Plant Container Gardens

Build A Space
Up to 25 Students

$5000+

  • Create an Outdoor Classroom
  • Design a Playspace
  • Create a Natural Playground
Who is behind KIDBuilders?
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Bonita Dukes

Founder, Associate AIA, LEED AP B+C

It all began with a site visit in 2007. As a project architect, I frequently visited potential sites for development. In certain instances, I found that when new structures and greenspaces were created, they were defaced, abandoned and quickly became unfriendly urban landscapes. While traveling through one particular neighborhood, I noticed a community filled with dilapidated houses, parks and community centers infested with crime, trash and graffiti. In the midst of all this devastation, there was one lonely, well-maintained house with a yard filled with brightly colored flowers and a maticulously cut lawn. It was clear that the owners of this house took pride in their home and respected their environment. What was troubling was that none of that pride or respect seemed to spread to the rest of the community. Even more troubling was how susceptible the kids growing up in this type of atmosphere are developing the same negative mentality and disrespect if corrections are not made. It was apparent that social deficiencies were never being addressed to ensure sustainability in these challenging communities.

In addition, Dukes was also struck by the fact that as new structures and greenspaces were created, they were defaced, abandoned and quickly transformed into unfriendly urban landscapes.

A personal concern about the deteriorating state of our environment motivated Dukes to a Call to Action. Determination to help our youth coupled with a love for architecture made finding a solution easy – thus, in 2008 KidBuilders, Inc. was born! It was apparent that KidBuilders, Inc. could play a critical role in addressing these social deficiencies by creating opportunities for youth to become stakeholders in their communities and the driving force behind ensuring sustainability and neighborhood pride.

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Address

P.O. Box 1392
Marietta, GA 30061

Phone

1-888-4KIDBUILD

Email

info@KIDBUILDERS.ORG

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