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.
KBF was founded in 2006 by then 8 year old Akash V. Mehta. Akash and his friends ran KBF for a decade, and raised almost $150,000 for children's rights around the world. In their senior year, Akash and other KBF members mentored a younger generation of activists to take over the organization. Each year we choose a different group of kids to support by raising money and advocating for them.
2007: Women for Afghan Women—girls’ education in Herat, Afghanistan (raised $7,000)
2008: Ajedi-Ka—rescuing child soldiers in the DRC (raised $10,000)
2009: The Sambhavna Clinic—healthcare for child victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster (raised $12,000)
2010-2011: Coalition for the Homeless—working with NYC homeless children (raised $10,000)
2011-2012: Seeds of Peace—bringing together teen peacemakers from opposite sides of conflict zones (raised $7,000)
2013: Women for Afghan Women—children's shelters in Afghanistan (raised $12,000)
2014: Project Uere—groundbreaking school in a Rio de Janeiro favela (raised $16,000)
2015: Crisis Text Line—teen suicide hotline (raised $25,000)
2016: The Malala Fund—girls’ education and empowerment (raised $25,000)
2017: Coalition for the Homeless—supported the rights and needs of homeless youth and children in NYC. (raised $20,000)
2018: Arab American Family Support Center—supported the rights and needs of Arab youth and children in NYC during a time when immigrants and Muslims are being targeted and discriminated against through hate crimes and incidents, and through discriminatory immigration policies. (raised $7,537 so far)
2019: March For Our Lives -- the movement against guns that was created by, inspired by, and led by the students of Parkland, after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb 14, 2018. "We will no longer sit and wait for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of gun violence."
Here is a video us singing "Imagine" by John Lennon at the march that we organized against march against Trump's Muslim ban
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