Julie Hudash created Team Kids just a few weeks before the September 11th attacks. Team Kids is a nonprofit organization which engages more than 25,000 children annually.
She says, “Research shows that about 75% of kids in America don’t feel valued. Our mission is to empower kids to change the world. [Show them] that they’re not too little to make a difference, that they matter, they’re significant.”
The organization focuses on improving social issues such as homelessness, hunger, the environment and supporting our troops, among others.
Molly Hudash the President of the Team Kids Youth Council says, “My favorite part is seeing how Team Kids can change your life and it makes you feel valued, and the way it does that is by helping you give back to other people.”
Team kids is currently on a 14 day, 14 city tour across the country to increase the engagement of youth in community issues.
They made a stop in San Angelo Tuesday and set up a carnival with different activities for local kids to encourage them to follow their dreams.
The tour will end in New York City where they will present their accomplishments to the United Nations on International Youth Day on August 12. Team Kids will also present a flag made of hand-prints from the communities they meet across the country, to the first responders from September 11th, in remembrance of the tragedy.
For more information you can visit their website at: http://www.teamkids.org