“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32
When students have been with us for more than 10 years of progressive programming as a camper, Camper2Counselor, and Interns4Tomorrow participant, it’s like we are family. Kidz2Leaders does not end after high school graduation, but instead evolves into our Alumni Community.
We provide activities to foster a family-style alumni community of young adults who are:
- Living free from incarceration
- Contributing to their families, communities and the workforce
- Continue to value love, forgiveness, trust, joy and servant leadership
As a Kidz2Leaders Alumni, you are invited to participate in reunions during the year through baseball games, dinners, ice skating, and more – all free of charge. We also provide continued individual support for any alumni to help navigate through school and the career world. We hope to stay further connected through annual alumni surveys to learn how we can make our programs better and keep up-to-date on alumni progress.
As of today, more than 600 children have been directly served by Kidz2Leaders since it began in 1999. Our programs continue to serve more than 300 children and family members a year. Out of more than 100 young adults who have completed at least seven years of our programming, only one has gone to prison. This shows that Kidz2Leaders is changing these kids’ lives for the better. We are proud of our alumni community for continuing to break the cycle of generational incarceration and live free and productive lives.
“I have been fortunate enough to spend the past 15 summers attending Camp Hope in various roles. For the last four years, I have had the privilege to work in the Kidz2Leaders office as a program coordinator. Words cannot express how grateful I am for Kidz2Leaders and the people who have helped guide me along the way.” – Current Alumnus and Employee
Contact Amy Bowling, Leadership Programs Manager
Introducing: Our Alumni Council
Trey Ledbetter (President)
Nigel (KC) Cochran – Cori Bishop – Bianca Byrd – Rachel Person
Our Alumni Council will focus on building supportive relationships within our growing alumni community, during this time when isolation and limited emotional connections are challenging for everyone. A sincere thank you to our outgoing Alumni Council: Swan Robinson (president), Britany Johnson, Trey Ledbetter, Michael Mathis, and Latina Rowe.
Volunteer with the Alumni Community
To experience our amazing alumni firsthand, learn more about volunteer opportunities today.