Mission

The Kids of 216 supports summer instruction and employment for at-risk youth interested in vocational trades programs in an effort to assist our future workers and leaders to better higher education and career paths.

Our unique model of on-the-job vocational training is simple: we employ the area to improve the area. By teaching students through projects in their own neighborhoods, they not only learn practicable job skills, but respect and responsibility for the work done and budgets invested. Most importantly, students have a sense of ownership after completing residential renovations and community projects. The Kids of 216 is rebuilding homes and rebuilding lives.