Who are we? Kids for a Better Future (KBF) is a non-profit organization run entirely by and for children, based in New York City. We're dedicated to helping other children – considering the privileges we're lucky enough to have, including food, shelter and education, we consider it our responsibility to do our part for kids who don't always have those things.
What do we do? KBF was founded in 2006 by then 8 year old Akash V. Mehta. Each year we choose a different group of kids to support by raising money and advocating for them. In the past, we've supported a girls' school in Afghanistan, the shelter and rehabilitation of former-child soldiers in the Congo, children affected by the 1984 Bhopal industrial disaster, homeless children in NYC, teen-peacemakers in conflict areas, a groundbreaking school in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and a text-based suicide hotline for teens, and most recently, The Malala Fund and Coalition for the Homeless. In total, we've raised well over $100,000 for children around the world!
Here is a video us singing "Imagine" by John Lennon at the march that we organized against march against Trump's Muslim ban