Kid Centric Sports Association's focuses on helping individuals who are facing particular hardship and our hope is to reach the younger children. We loving helping smaller kids get an introduction to healthy activities that help their developing bodies and create good habits leading to a healthy lifestyle.
For the older kids, we get to support our youth who have been lucky enough to find an activity they love!
When KCSA board members review scholarship applications, we take into account recipients who are already making an effort to support their passion and their community. When especially large requests come in, we can't guarantee the whole amount will be awarded. Below are some helpful ideas on how you can help yourself toward your success.
From helping younger kids form basic gross motor skills all the way up to enthusiastic parkour, owners Katie and Josh are incredibly dedicated and won't let a financial barrier get in the way of children gaining necessary skills.
The owner of this fantastic dance school is so dedicated to her students that she personally sews costumes and purchases practice shoes out of her own pocket to ensure every opportunity for each of her students.
The only track and field club in North Idaho was formed by a local teen who loved the sport and desired local competition! These athletes want you to come play and will make sure nothing stands in your way.
With special needs accessibility and seasoned instructors, Safe Splash serves children from infancy, while Swim Labs features infinity current pools with reflective bottoms and 360-degree viewing for stroke analysis. The owner is a big advocate for children in our community.
Lake City Bicycle Collective refurbishes bicycles that might otherwise end up in the landfill and returns those bicycles to people in the community at low and often times no cost, and makes sure all riders know the rules of the road through their educational programs.
This gymnastics facility helps introduce young kids into the competitive world of gymnastics and fosters instruction through their growth. A lot of their alumni end up being instructors at the gym. They are a local organization and pride themselves and being able to reach children of all ages.
This nonprofit organization facilitates volunteer opportunities for kids. Taking your age and interests into consideration, they will match you with opportunities to help your community and satisfy a school or job requirement.
This Washington-based organization frequently visits North Idaho with scheduled food distribution days, providing families with healthy food at no cost. They are always looking for volunteers to help distribute.
This website is a great way to hone in on your passion, or areas you'd like to learn more about. The filters on volunteer opportunities can be narrowed down to your area, how many hours you have available, what kind of labor you can offer, your skills, and what they can give you in return. This is a great place for any community-driven individual to start.
Those who don't have time or aren't able to take care of basic seasonal maintenance are always in need of help. Make sure they know what your fundraising is supporting and you may reach your goal more quickly than you think!
There are a lot of businesses who will donate their parking lot and water access for a good cause. Why not offer detailing for an extra fee?
Aim high! You can have a stand in front of your house for popsicles or lemonade, or even take orders for specialty cookies. The Kootenai County Farmers Market has a Community Booth at each event that you can apply for. Sometimes you can just bring a table and set up a sale booth. Be sure to check in with the Market Manager before you make any plans.
You probably have multiple neighbors who would be willing to pay a small fee for some daily pet attention that they aren't able to manage.
Even if a person doesn't like surprises, they like to know somebody is thinking of them. Market yourself to personally deliver a nice gesture, handmade card, or serenade by kazoo. You can check with local florists to see if you could be their delivery driver for a day, with all fees and tips going toward your cause.
Paying it forward can take many forms. Flamingos are a fantastic way to pass it on. You can borrow or buy reusable things like flamingos, lawn gnomes or pinwheels and "flock" a designated recipient's lawn, desk, door or parking spot.