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Linking Kids, Community, & Service

Linking Kids, Community, & Service

One Project At A Time
Our Vision

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.
Supporting Neighborhoods

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.
For the Community, By the Community

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.
Building a Foundation

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.
Partners

Partners

They help make projects come to life
Nickelodeon

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
Global Youth Service Day

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
Home Depot Foundation

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
Disney Friends for Change

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
State Farm Youth Advisory Board

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

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Founder

Founder

Meet bonita dukes

Bonita Dukes, Founder

Founder, AIA, NCARB, 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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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.

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