The Kidzu Commitment

Frederick Douglass famously stated that "It is easier to raise strong children than to repair broken men." We agree, which is why our mission is to help parents, counselors, coaches, and youth clubs and camps raise healthy, happy, confident kids.

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CREATIVITY

Kids outside

Go Outside and Play!

Go outside and play! Most of us who came of age in the pre-digital era recall that particular command from mom or dad. In...
Wingmen for Dance

Creating Wingmen for Dance

In an era when kids mistakenly equate social medias 'likes' with actual friendships, a growing number of youth clubs and organizations are fighting back...
marching band

7 Reasons Marching Band is Good for Kids

Next time you're at a high school football game, ask yourself which of the kids on the field are likely to do best in...

THEATRE

Theatre builds healthy kids

How Theatre Builds Healthy Kids

Your son is more comfortable staring at the smartphone in his hand than making eye contact or verbally communicating with others. Your bright, intelligent...

SPORTS & ATHLETICS

Student Athlete

Don’t Blame Extracurricular Activities for Bad Grades

Parents and school officials who keep kids out of extracurricular activities because of poor grades may be making the problem even worse. That's the consensus...
Why Women Make Great Coaches

Why Women Make Great Coaches

STEM

Hidden Genius Project

Google Gives $1M to Spur Black Youth in Technology

Google's philanthropic arm has announced a $1 million grant to the Oakland-based Hidden Genius Project, which trains and mentors black male youth in technology...
Stem Kids

How to Interest Kids in STEM

HEALTH & HAPPINESS

Extracurricular activities for kids

5 Big Benefits of Extracurriculars for Kids

One of the principal reasons we launched Kidzu was because we know, both from firsthand experience and from the research we've collected, that extracurricular...

ACADEMICS

Student Athlete

Don’t Blame Extracurricular Activities for Bad Grades

Parents and school officials who keep kids out of extracurricular activities because of poor grades may be making the problem even worse. That's the consensus...

CAMP

NZ police camp

New Zealand Police Using Camps for At-Risk Youth

This article first appeared in New Zealand's Northern Advocate on Oct. 18, 2017. Outdoor activity camps in which at-risk youth learn about teamwork and good...