Mission and Vision

Youk’s Kids mission is to create a community of support, increase awareness and advocate for the health and well-being of children.

Growing up surrounded by the precious gifts of family, friends, community and religion, Kevin Youkilis has long been passionate about giving back to the community. Over the years, he has sought opportunities to make a difference and has participated in a variety of philanthropic efforts. In 2007, he took his commitment to the next level and founded Youk’s Kids. Since its inception, Youk’s Kids has raised over 3 million dollars to support more than 1000 children.

Youk’s Kids Mission in Action

Athletes for Heroes
Launched at the 2011 Not Your Average Idol event, Youk’s Kids new program, Athletes for Heroes brings together professional athletes from each of New England’s sports teams to support the children of fallen or severely injured firefighters, police officers, military men and women as well as courageous citizens who risk their life to save another’s. With funding provided by Youk’s Kids, these children will be able to gain the confidence and camaraderie that Kevin experiences as a team player as well as be provided with opportunities for positive role modeling and mentoring.

The Italian Home for Children
Since 2007, Youk’s Kids has granted $100,000 annually to support the Home’s CRISS program. This innovative and critical program provides ongoing support and outreach services to the children from the Italian Home as they reintegrate into the community. Kevin has a strong bond with the children who reside at the Italian Home and spends much of his charity time engaging with them at the annual holiday party and bowling events.

Josh Cares
It has always been Kevin’s vision to take part in charitable work in his hometown of Cincinnati. In 2010, with the help of his parents, Youk’s Kids established a relationship with Josh Cares, an organization that provides surrogates to critically-ill children being cared for at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Mission and Vision

Youk’s Kids mission is to create a community of support, increase awareness and advocate for the health and well-being of children.


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