Good for Kids was founded in 2003 by a small group of educators from suburban New York. As a fully volunteer organization, our purpose is to positively impact the lives of young people at home and abroad. Locally, we aim to raise young people's awareness of the needs of those less fortunate and to mobilize them toward action for positive change. Currently, our work abroad is focused on improving the lives of the children of LaCarpio, a refugee camp just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica: we do this in conjunction with ReNeuvos Association, based in LaCarpio.
We have three main goals:
-- To bring attention to the needs of the young children in LaCarpio and those surrounding communities served by ReNuevos Association.
--To mobilize any and all possible resources to sustainably improve the lives of these children, specifically through education and vocational programs, and through personal guidance and support.
--To inspire and empower young people as social activists, working in community for the greater good.