Our passion and goal is to help our youth succeed in life!

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KMA is a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering our youth while giving back to our community. Our mission is very simple and precise. “To be a reputable community-based organization with emphasis on challenging and inspiring our youth to be self-sufficient and goal oriented through life skills and education.” We have a team of motivated individuals that understand the mission and goals of this organization. Our program offers young men and ladies from 10-18 years of age the opportunity to learn valuable life skills, goal setting, character building, leadership skills, and career preparation. Our vision statement is to provide our youth with direction and guidance into adulthood while helping them become productive leaders in our community. Our youth and community will benefit wholeheartedly from the programs we have in place.

Adopt-A-Family Program

Our Community Matters to us so we are taking our Adopt-A-Family program from only the holiday to MONTHLY!  Every month we will provide food and home good supplies to a deserving family. Our Adopt-A-Family program allows us to give back to a deserving family during their temporary setback. Each month we will provide the family with groceries and household goods for their house. How can you help? You can you help? Click the donate button on the home page or you can purchase items for the family and deliver them with us. Please see items we need for the family on the flyer. 

Our Mission

To be a reputable community-based organization with emphasis on challenging and inspiring our youth to be self-sufficient and goal oriented through life skills and education.

Our Vision

To provide our youth with direction and guidance into adulthood while helping them become productive leaders in our community.

Our 6 Core Values

INTEGRITY: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: moral uprightness.

FAMILY: People who are blood-related but sometimes not. Share common attitudes, interest or goals.

TEAMWORK: Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together.

DISCIPLINE: Having self-control when things aren’t going well. Trusting the rules and process set forth.

PASSION: Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

RESPECT: A feeling of deep admiration of something or someone elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievement.

Monthly Seminars

KMA January Seminar

Saturday, January 2nd (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Emmett McCoughlin Education Center

1150 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix 85007

TOPIC: Discussing R Kelly!! Who’s The Blame? 

KMA February Seminar

Saturday, February 23th (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Emmett McCoughlin Education Center

1150 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix 85007

 

TOPIC: Vision Board

KMA March Seminar

Saturday, March 30th (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Emmett McCoughlin Education Center

1150 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix 85007

TOPIC: TBD

I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we use to be.

 

— Whitney Houston

Make a Donation

Help us further our work, by helping us fund our work. Please make a donation to the Kickstart Mentorship Academy movement.

Become a Volunteer

We are in need of speakers, KMA team members, and mentors. If you would like to volunteer, please email [email protected]

Give a Gift

We are collecting slightly worn tennis shoes, at each monthly Kickstart Mentorship Academy seminar, in partnership with Avondale Advantage.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors