Angels for the Kids is a non-profit organization that brings together senior adults with children on school campuses across America to connect emotionally through the generation gap to relay wisdom and love to our kids.
Studies show that most kids today are simultaneously more connected and more disconnected than any prior generation. Despite the efforts of well-meaning organizations that reach out to teach parents and educators to better relate to our kids, we as a society are failing them. The problems they are facing today are multi-fold as they cope with the effects of an increasingly virtual and disconnected world, seductive messages of the media, pressures of their peers, and cliques and cruelties. They long for for acceptance, fear rejection, face terrors. They are bombarded with technology and are increasingly separated from each other, confused, and pushed to conform rather than be true to themselves. They are emotionally bankrupt.
Because of this...
If you're like most people, you are disheartened and disturbed by what's going on with our kids today. You may have even been closely affected by some of these events. They are not just family problems, or school problems. They are community problems - society's problems. We are far beyond the limits of our school counselors and therapy services. We have to do something about this now and we need everyone's help!
Mission statements – Our mission is to stop the emotional neglect by reaching out to every child and showing them they are important, they are wanted, and they are loved.
Mission statement - At Angels for the Kids, our mission is to stop the emotional neglect by reaching out to every child and showing them they are important, they are wanted, and they are loved.
The Solution – The Angels...
There are 73 million Baby Boomers in the United States and 10,000 are retiring every day. They are the first generation to find themselves "let go" only to be replaced by the younger generation and unable to find work. They are healthier, living longer, and will need to supplement their social security income more than ever. Studies show that 46% of them have no retirement at all and of the remainder, 55% of them have less than $100,000 for retirement. By 2022 workers 50+ will make up 35% of the possible work force. Seniors are just the right people to reach these kids. They have the time, the patience, the understanding, and the wisdom of their years. They also need to feel valued and know that they can make a difference.
Our Goal - TASSELS
Ten-thousand Angels Stopping the Silence and Embracing Love by the year 2021.
We are an organization of "Angels" - seniors on school campuses across America focused on connecting with kids to stop emotional isolation, which studies show is the main source of depression, suicide, drug abuse and other devastating effects on our kids. We are there before school, during lunch, between classes, and after school. We get kids talking, we listen and we care.
We need your help in any way you can: "It takes a village to raise a child". If you feel compelled to help support what we're doing, please send an email below and we'll call you to set up a time to talk with one of our guidance counselors to help you decide what best suits you. We would love to have you on the team.
Whether you are able help through monetary donations, by volunteering to be on our Advisory Board, by accepting a paid position as an Angel or staff member, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we appreciate you. We cannot accomplish our goals of helping all the kids throughout the USA without the help of all the supporters like you.