Recognize the fellow on the right? We think (and we’re not alone) that Frederick Douglass ranks right up there in the pantheon of great American minds. An escaped slave who went on to become one of the nation’s great orators, fervent abolitionist and suffragist, and the first black candidate for Vice President, Douglass famously declared that “it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Let’s just say that not only do those words inspire, they are the raison d’etre for Kidzu’s existence. Meaning that we have learned, both from firsthand experience and as parents, coaches, and counselors, that it’s a heck of a lot smarter to focus our energies and efforts on molding smart, healthy, confident kids than rectifying those mistakes in adults.
There is an endless body of research attesting to this as well, including numerous studies into the powerful effects of extracurriculars on kids. And that’s what we’re about – helping parents understand the benefits of the arts, music, theatre, dance, sports, STEM, outdoor life, etc., as well as finding clubs and organizations that provide those services.
So please join us in supporting these clubs, be it through volunteering your time, donating to less privileged families so their kids can enjoy these activities as well, or simply sharing one of our stories with a friend or family member. Let’s build healthy, happy kids!