Thank you for your interest in Youk's Kids Athletes for Heroes Program. At Youk's Kids we recognize that it is our responsiblity to support the families among us who are serving and sacrificing for our safety.
The mission of Youk's Kids Athletes for Heroes program is to support the minor children of severely injured or deceased men and women of service as well as the children of any ordinary citizen who risks their life to protect another and as a result, is severely injured to killed. These brave individuals are our heroes and include anyone who served in the military, or as a police officer or firefighter.
Funds may be requested for use in one of the following areas:
Participation in Team Activities
Youk’s Kids will provide grant monies to participate in a team activity as we believe that such activities provide structure and positive role models and teach both perseverance and the ability to cope with both success and failure. More importantly, they allow children to gain lasting friendships and a sense of belonging. Funding considered under the Team Activity Category includes but is not limited to:
Participation in Academic Programs
Youk’s Kids recognizes that parental involvement positively affects student achievement and that a child who loses a parent or whose parent is severely injured is at greater risk academically. Therefore, funding considered under the Academic Enrichment Category includes but is not limited to:
Youk’s Kids will not provide funding for private school tuition.
Participation in Bereavement Support Programs
Youk’s Kids recognizes the emotional hurdles children of Heroes face and will consider funding to support the following services:
For Military personnel, firefighters or police
For an ordinary citizen who performs an act of heroism
Grants may be submitted at any time throughout the year, but only once per child. Grants will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and staff at scheduled quarterly meetings in March, June, September, and December. Application deadlines for each cycle are as follows:
If you are interested in applying for a grant please call Youk's Kids at 617-964-9685 or please click Application
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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