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KMA is a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering our youth while giving back to our community. Our mission is very simple and precise. “To be a reputable community-based organization with emphasis on challenging and inspiring our youth to be self-sufficient and goal oriented through life skills and education.” We have a team of motivated individuals that understand the mission and goals of this organization. Our program offers young men and ladies from 10-18 years of age the opportunity to learn valuable life skills, goal setting, character building, leadership skills, and career preparation. Our vision statement is to provide our youth with direction and guidance into adulthood while helping them become productive leaders in our community. Our youth and community will benefit wholeheartedly from the programs we have in place.

Our Mission

To be a reputable community-based organization with emphasis on challenging and inspiring our youth to be self-sufficient and goal oriented through life skills and education.

Our Vision

To provide our youth with direction and guidance into adulthood while helping them become productive leaders in our community.

Our 6 Core Values

INTEGRITY: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: moral uprightness.

FAMILY: People who are blood-related but sometimes not. Share common attitudes, interest or goals.

TEAMWORK: Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together.

DISCIPLINE: Having self-control when things aren’t going well. Trusting the rules and process set forth.

PASSION: Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

RESPECT: A feeling of deep admiration of something or someone elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievement.

Special Events

May 12, 2018

The Barbara Walker 3rd Annual Mother/Son Gala

Join us for an evening of celebration… as we lift up our mothers.
June 16, 2018

The Barry Walker 3rd Annual Father/Daughter Ball

Join us for an evening of celebrating our fathers.

Monthly Seminars

KMA April Seminar

Saturday, April 28th (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Emmett McCoughlin Education Center

1150 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix 85007

TOPIC: Sexual Assault

KMA July Seminar

Saturday, July 28th (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Emmett McCoughlin Education Center

1150 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix 85007

TOPIC: Fitness, Health and Wellness

KMA August Seminar

Saturday, August 25th (12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Emmett McCoughlin Education Center

1150 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix 85007

TOPIC: Anti Drug and Alcohol

I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we use to be.

 

— Whitney Houston

Make a Donation

Help us further our work, by helping us fund our work. Please make a donation to the Kickstart Mentorship Academy movement.

Become a Volunteer

We are in need of speakers, KMA team members, and mentors. If you would like to volunteer, please email kmaphxaz@gmail.com.

Give a Gift

We are collecting slightly worn tennis shoes, at each monthly Kickstart Mentorship Academy seminar, in partnership with Avondale Advantage.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors