About

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.

OUR SPONSORS

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    New Balance


    New Balance is a top-performance athletic gear company and is the official sports wear of Kevin Youkilis. New Balance is a major corporate supporter of...

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    Sarah Carroll of Thumbnail Studios


    Sarah has been a long time supporter and friend of Youk's Kids. She has generously donated her time and design work to help us create our brand and revamp...

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    Spectrum Marketing Companies


    Spectrum Marketing Companies specializes in Direct Mail, Printing, Publishing, Large Format Sign Printing, Graphic Design, Web Design and Email Marketing. ...

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    Liberty Bay Credit Union


    Liberty Bay Credit Union serves the Greater Boston area, and with over 27,000 members it is one of the oldest and most established credit unions in New...

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    Qdoba


    Qdoba believes that perfection is achieved through skilled cooks, an open grill, and a friendly environment.  Qdoba created the Youk Burrito for the 2010...

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    Mark’s Movers


    Since the inception of Youk's Kids, Mark's Movers has donated storage and moving services, as well as supported many community events including the 2009...

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    Phillips Candy House


    Phillips Candy House has been creating home made treats since 1925 and is Boston's oldest chocolatier.  Phillips Candy House has supported Youk's Kids...

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    Harpoon Brewery


    Harpoon Brewery showcases some of the best craft beer in New England.  Harpoon Brewery has hosted two events for Youk's Kids, providing an intimate atmosphere...

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    Callanan & Klein Communications


    Callanan & Klein Communications partners with a wide variety of organizations to create innovative communications and public relations programs. From...

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    Nantucket Nectars


    Nantucket Nectars makes fresh products from all real ingredients.  Nantuck Nectars has generously doanted product to many of Youk's Kids events including...

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    Growth Spark


    Growth Spark is a Boston-based web design, WordPress development and web marketing agency that helps small businesses and non-profits grow their online...

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    Davio’s


    Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse is a delicious restaurant with two Massachuestts locations in Boston and Foxborough. Davio's also has a sister restaurant,...

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    Manganaro Northeast


    Manganaro Northeast is a subcontracting firm that has specialized in quality drywall and acoustical ceiling work in schools, health care occupancies and...

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