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Everything we do at Kids Who Care is about inspiring students to love learning, to be self-reliant, resilient and accountable. We want to show kids that they are important and valuable; to love learning to read, to calculate, and experiment; to learn to care for others; and to care for their community and their world. This way of teaching has a name, it’s called Service-Learning.

Service-Learning is a teaching method that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. Authentic Service-Learning…

  • Incorporates service activities into academic studies
  • Provides concrete opportunities for youth to learn new skills, think critically and test new roles
  • Involves “youth voice” from the beginning
  • Provides structured time for students to think, talk, or write about their experiences
  • Provides students with the opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations in their communities
  • Extends learning beyond the classroom and helps foster a sense of caring for others



Our training program is FREE to all educators. With Service-Learning students practice their critical thinking skills so learning sticks! Discover how it works here.



Did you ever wonder, “Why do I have to learn this stuff?” or “Can I really make a difference?” Service-Learning answers these questions for you. Check it out here.



Students who participate in Service-Learning develop strong characters, are more engaged in their classrooms and more likely to stay in school. Find out how to support your students, teachers and schools.



Community Partners are co-educators and facilitate onsite learning and reflection. If your organization wants to partner with Kids Who Care, you can learn more here.

1 in 3 Students Do Not Graduate on Time.
Service-Learning is One Solution.

Kids Who Care is about ACADEMICS IN ACTION – students who participate in Service-Learning are more engaged in their classrooms and more likely to stay in school.
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Success Stories

Compadre High School


High School students at Compadre High School in Tempe were interested in rescue animals. They contacted the AZ Humane Society as part of their research.

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Students at Coronado’s CORE program, a class that supports reading success, are finding that skills they learn in class can be used to make a difference in the real world.

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Sheely Farms


Middle School students from Sheely Farms in Tolleson used their organization and communication skills to address a specific social issue affecting their community – hunger.

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  • Sock Spirit Week At Zuni Hills! - Barbara Greenberg from Kids Who Care and Jill Richards from Global Family Philanthropy had the pleasure of working with the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Zuni Hills Elementary School. The students wanted to help homeless children. After doing some research about the needs of homeless kids, their idea was to collect socks! However, the NJHS students got creative and introduced Sock Spirit Week at school to encourage the entire school to donate socks. “We made posters to tell our friends that every day was a different theme,” said Dante, the club’s President. “One day was for holiday socks, one day for super hero socks, and another day for sports socks.” The NJHS collected and donated 608 pairs of socks for the students at Children First Academy.

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