A non-profit organization emphasizing the importance of professional behavior and career opportunities
We specialize in helping at-risk students become productive citizens by providing them with the vital  resources needed for each step of the academic life cycle.

Kids First Initiative is an officially recognized 501(c)(3) organization

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(248) 238-8234

Accept the challenge and make a video about what you’re thankful for, share it with ALL your friends, and make a donation to support Kids First and our Initiative to provide Holiday Meals for 10,000 kids and their families in 15 cities and three countries.

To view a replay of the telethon CLICK HERE!




Walmart Foundation

Dear Richard Bell,
The Walmart Foundation and Facility # 6665 are pleased to inform you that Kids First Initiative has been selected to receive a grant through the Local Facility Giving Program in the amount of $2,500.00. We believe that your organization is doing important work in the communities you serve, and we are proud that we are able to support you in your efforts.
Thank you for the work your organization does to create opportunities so people can live better.
The Walmart Foundation


U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenaw

Serving food for Kids First Initiative Holiday Meals in Pontiac, MI.
In November we will start our annual Holiday meals, where are goal is to feed 10,000 people.


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Win a Trip to Cancun, Mexico

Vacation includes 5 days and 4 nights of accommodations in Cancun, Mexico

Choose either Laguna Suites Golf and Spa ( or

the Ocean Spa Hotel (

Vacation is valid for travel by two adults and two children under the age of 12

Funds will go to support our Holiday meals program

$10 to enter raffle just click the link below

Enter raffle to win!


  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Math

Using STEAM to engage young people and connect them to their career pathway.

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Necktie Workshop

Happy kids grow up to be productive citizens, reaching out to diverse communities.
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Future Stars Mentoring Program

Our Mentoring program is about engaging young people, reinforcing the belief that education is not just power, it’s also freedom. We address challenges that students experience in school and in the community.



Because of the unique structure of Kids First Initiative the majority of the funds raised go directly towards are programs.
We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.
~Winston Churchill


  • On Programs 80%
  • On Overhead 20%


Career Pathways

Here at Kids First, we don’t want the kids to just think about A career, we want them to get tangible skills to compete in a global economy.


Future Stars Mentoring

One encounter with the right mentor can change a child’s life forever. It’s our belief that children have something special to offer, sometimes they just need someone to believe in them.

Young Entrepreneur Club

Students will be given a Micro loan to start their own business as part of the Kids First Initiative young Entrepreneur Club. Student will be given help with marketing, adverting, sales and sitting up a bank account for their business.

NeckTie Workshop

Our organization is dedicated to preparing and grooming young men for success. We believe one of the keys to a bright and successful future is presentation.

Holiday Meals

Each year The Kids First Initiative works to feed the needy families in the community and abroad.


As a non-profit organization, we need your support to make this ambitious initiative successful.

Student of the Month


We want to praise, acknowledge, and promote students from all over the world who succeed in academics, athletics or who are making a positive impact in their community. Students from 1-12 grade qualify for this program, along with the international recognition each student will receive an award certificate and gift bag. We need your help, in 200 words or less tell us why your student should be student of the month.






The Kids First Initiative are looking forward to hearing from you


Empowered From The Past

Kids First field trip to the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Its important that young people never forget their history.

Supporting The Cause

It feels good to be apart of something bigger then you.
Kids First team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure run in Detroit to help fight Breast Cancer.

Cold Weather Warm Gear Initiative

As part of our Cold Weather Warm Gear Initiative, for the past two years we have been able to provide hundreds of elementary students with hats and gloves because of the generosity of Meijer.


Disaster Relief

There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.

Just finished delivering bottle water for the Disaster Relief here in Toledo, OH. I met some nice guys from the Cost Guard and Red Cross, now back to Michigan



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