Celebrating 20Years Of Taking Youth from the Corners to Opportunities!
Kidz Korna, NFP
Youth Organization & TV Show
Kidz Korna's Music Department
Music has been a great tool for community engagement city-wide with help of Farley Jackmaster Funk, the House Music Icon who has Global Recognition in the Music Industry. Farley was recently inducted into the Smithsonian African American Museum where as his contribution inspires our young people during our DC tours. Our outreach projects are more impactful to promote violence prevention initiatives because of his expertise in Music & partnership with other festivities around the city including the Bud Billiken Parade:
* KKO Produced the House Music Health fair & DJ training at McCormick
Convention Center and it will take place on July 3rd of 2017 at
the Union Station on Lake and Randolph.
*House & Hip Hop Community Unity Weekend, a coming together of
two music genres to help support a safety networking effort for parents
and students provide a smooth transition for students to go to new
schools when their schools closed down.
*Voices Against Violence w/ Americas Young Voices this initiative took
place downtown at the Daley Plaza, giving an opportunity for youth to
use their voices through song to bring awareness to innocent murdered
victims on the streets of Chicago.
CHICAGO FOR YOUTH
Community Connection: Our City-wide initiative was centered in Auburn-Gresham on 79th and Ashland where each corner was considered a different gang turf. With a spike of murders and shootings much of it being gang related and a handful of neighborhoods were especially hard hit in homicides. Through outreach and recruitment, we had lots of Youth & Families in need wanting to be apart of our programs . We’ve out grown our small location and now looking to secure a permanent location close by that will accommodate all of KKO services. Other high crime communities we serve are Roseland and Englewood.
Citizens Uniting Against Child Abuse (C.U.A.C.A)
This page will be completely updated shortly.
Kidz Korna's Playground Project
FREE Birthday Mentoring Make-overs to anyone
that's turning 50 and over only
Kidz Korna's Youth Organization
KKO MENTORING MOBILE SERVICES
Kidz Korna Toy Giveaway & Youth Expo (details below)
KKO partners with the Smithsonian AA Museum
Kidz Korna's Bud Billiken Parade Participation
*KKO partners with Chicago Police (CAPS) to restore unity in the community while feeding the Homeless Community.
*Safe Haven Summer Day Camp with CPS
*After-school workshops & Media training
*Fundraising initiative to help complete the securing of our
permanent location in Auburn-Gresham
*Playground Peace Building Project
NEW 50 PLUS MENTORING PROGRAM
We're Bringing Big
The Members helps to
*Mother *Minister *Motivate & *Mentor
Youth & Families in the area of life skills, positive pen pals,
story tellers embracing their legacy and elders of the
church to weigh in on impactful spiritual guidance for their challenging lifestyles. We're Bringing Big Momma Back is the motto we use to spearhead this program,
giving parents an opportunity to engage the wisdom of seniors for better parenting skills.
IMPORTANT MISSION: ADOPT A PEN PAL - Seniors are helping us
to get computers or tablets for At-Risk youth in need. A pen-pal
friendship is created as seniors can encourage youth enrichment goals
and youth can offer their computer skills to seniors. The sign up button
is above to put recipient on the waitlist if they qualify. Computers will
be given out during the Youth Expo in December.
Photos of Kidz Korna's visit to DC, Touring the
Smithsonian African American Museum & More
We visit nursing homes, schools, daycare centers and various places to recruit Seniors and needy youth for the pen-pal cause.
The bus workshops consist of Tours, Mentoring Tips,
Story Telling and More
WALL OF COURAGE PROJECT
Secretly, Delece would get phone calls from kids watching the Kidz Korna Tv show to be rescued out of very abusive situations in their homes. Numerous Public performance child abuse awareness campaigns were birthed from the phone calls, Delece and the kids formed the Wall of Courage Project and she began bringing the traveling performance project down to the Daley Center on a yearly basis and to lots
of neighborhood festivals as a public outcry to
advocate on behalf child abuse victims. Much to
Delece’s surprise parents would come up and seek out
ways of getting help from abusing their children. And
that’s when she partnered with Illinois Prevent Child
Abuse for solutions.
C.U.A.C.A is our Child Abuse Prevention Initiative that was created as
a fundraising Networking Event for Kidz Korna, NFP
NEW MENTORS ARE MEMBERS UNDER 50
YOUTH EXPO & TOY GIVEAWAY
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MOST RECENT KIDZ KORNA PROJECT
Last year, Delece Williams and the Kidz Korna youth where awarded some vacant lots in Englewood from the city of Chicago for the work that they do. She is currently seeking donors to help to bring life back into a desolate community. In May (Memorial Day Weekend), the goal is to build a Playground and Outdoor Family Venue, to incorporate healthy outdoor activities, summer learning
programs and workshops for youth and families.
This project is in Honor of the Late Cleveland & Ruby
McDuffy who dedicated their lives to feeding and
housing homeless people in the community for over
30 years. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Bradley.