7026 Sophia Ave,
Van Nuys, California 91406
Phone: 818-908-2029
Fax: 818-908-2027
Email: info@kydsinc.org
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Keep Youth Doing Something Inc., “KYDS”, was established in 1991 as a community-based effort to reclaim a city park that had fallen victim to drug and gang-related problems. With the help of community leaders, local LAPD police officers, and a Los Angeles City Councilperson, “KYDS” succeeded in cleaning up the park and establishing a free Friday night coed sports league.

Throughout the years, thanks to the support of many generous partners , “KYDS” has grown to offer a wide variety of programs, opportunities , and services to thousands of economically struggling families and their children. “KYDS” programs and services have been offered FREE to children ages 5 to 18 living throughout Los Angeles and a few surrounding communities.


KYDS” coordinates and provides a wide range of services to low income, at risk, youth and their families.

KYDS” Services can be offered in schools, parks, probation camps, domestic violence shelters, low income housing etc… Although many services are dependent on availability of current funding, they include but are not limited to after school programs with a focus on education, literacy, science, technology,  youth development; enrichment such as music, performing and visual arts, health, fitness, nutrition, field trips to community and sporting events; programs for workforce skill development, violence prevention; non-pharmaceutical stress, anger and behavior management, counseling services, as well as prevention and intervention for substance abuse, gang involvement, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and homelessness; as well as summer camp scholarships.

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7026 Sophia Ave,
Van Nuys, California 91405

Phone: 818-908-2029
Fax: 818-908-2027
Email: Info@KYDSInc.org


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