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Be a part of the solution; help shape our future!

Your support by enrolling a middle school aged youth, becoming a partner, or committing to a monthly donation will be the impact needed in the life of a young person, who will help shape our future.

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A middle school age student (11-13 years old) to be a part of our summer camp experience.
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a partner for our Lunch & Learn career education program.
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to making a monthly donation to support our activities to empower youth throughout the year.
Why We Do What We Do!

Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are 4x more likely to be chronically absent. Reasons for this include unstable housing, unreliable transportation, and a lack of access to health care. By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. High school dropouts are more than 8x as likely to commit crimes and serve prison time. (www.socialsolutions.com)

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It’s a challenge for some parents to pay for their child to attend an overnight camp, so we raise the funds for them. Support them by donating to our fund today.

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Statement of Impact

For decades the office of Health and Human Services has provide research on the percentage of youth that struggle with their connectedness to school and employment between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. More than 40% of youth coming from low-income homes struggle with being connected to school and/or employment. The ability to not feel connected starts off as early as sixth grade in our education system. The KB Foundation is focused on empowering youth through positive learning experiences and helping them to complete middle school with confidence. Having a a generation of youth confident they can learn and keep up in their grade level will help to reduce the connectedness percentage previously mentioned. When our youth feel connected to learning and successfully complete the school education system, it increases their ability to stay connected to employment.

To Our Supporters

Thank You To Our Supporters!

We couldn’t do the work nor have the impact that we have year after year if it weren’t for the support of you all. We appreciate your dedication to our vision and impact.

KB P.O.W.E.R.

Learn More About KB Foundation

Discover more about the founder, learn the history of KB Foundation, and check out a few of our videos

Our Founder, Kirklyn “Kirk” Berry

is a dynamic motivational speaker and the celebrated author of “5 Powerful Tips For Motivating Youth” and “90 Min[utes] For 90 Days.”
Kirk's Favorite Thing To Do
Kirk's Favorite Thing To Do
Kirk enjoys traveling and exploring different parts of the country. He believes these experiences have and will continue to help expand his mind.
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As the Program Director of Project D.A.D. (Developing Active Dads), Kirk stewarded the new project (Project D.A.D.) from its inception, including recruiting, hiring, training, and developing a talented team of 15 staff members who were responsible for providing services to over 500 fathers annually.

Kirk has been invited to speak at service organizations and academic institutions on how to effectively engage youth.

His life’s goal is to teach youth that difficult experiences can be overcome and are the foundation for building a stronger, better, and more satisfying future.

The History of KB Foundation

The KB Foundation is a Nonprofit organization servicing youth in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area since 2016.
Empowering Young Men
Empowering Young Men
Kirk founded KB Foundation Inc. (www.kb.foundation) in 2016, a non-profit organization committed to mentoring youth. Kirk, along with the KB Foundation Inc. designed and deployed the KB P.O.W.E.R Mentoring Camp. The camp is the first program developed by the foundation and has already generated tremendous buzz.
Giving Youth Various Opportunities
Giving Youth Various Opportunities
It is a weekend-long camp experience designed for young men ages 11-13. The message Kirk shares through the KB P.O.W.E.R Mentoring Camp is full of P.O.W.E.R (Positivity. Opportunity. Wisdom. Encouragement. Responsibility.) and it is for anyone who may find themselves in difficult and often overwhelming circumstances.
Our History
A “Learn by doing” education approach is what each young person experiences during their time at the overnight camp. Some of the education sessions covered at the life skills mentoring camp, are S.T.E.M, Healthy Cooking, Physical Fitness, Self-Defense, Yoga, Swim Safety, and Entrepreneurship. The KB Foundation understand the key to unlocking the full potential of our children is by exposing them to positive learning experiences at an early age.

Check Out Our Videos

Our videos tell the story and captures the heart and impact of all that we have done.

Our Records Speak For Itself

Track Record

Since the start of the KB P.O.W.E.R. Life Skills mentoring camp in 2016 we have help to empower young men between the ages of 11 -14 years old. In 2016 nine young men attended the mentoring camp. By 2019 the mentoring camp grew in size, with 40 campers attending. This mentoring experience is needed in the Greater Philadelphia community and is having a major impact on these young scholars throughout the school year. The camp experience is increasing their self-confidence level, social emotional skills, team building and their openness to learn new things.

The Experience

What the Youth and Their Parents Are Saying About Us!

It’s time for them to share …

My son went for the first time last year and left impatiently waiting for this summer so he could go again!! It helped him come out of his shell around new people a lot and he's more opened to try new things as well.

Desiree Shamar
Parent | Philadelphia, PA

My sons attended this mentoring camp 2 years in a row. Cooking, self-defense, car maintenance, fishing, investments, electric circuits, and more...

Sherron Roberts-Carty
Parent | Philadelphia, PA

Even with all of the mess going on, my boy got to be a part of KB Power Mentoring Camp again! So much can be said, but the experiences that my son has learned over a long weekend for the last 2 years, made an impression on me.

CJ Fowler
Parent | Philadelphia, PA

My son has been at this camp for the last 2 years. If you want your son to learn life skills, lessons, team building skills, and much more, than this is where he should be. Kirklyn Berry is dedicated to teaching and showing young men how to grow and thrive in this world.

Lakeita ChoirGirl Buckner
Parent | Philadelphia, PA

I was able to send my son to this program. Kirklyn Berry and his staff got my son to try and do things I don't even know how to do. Great program Namir will be going back summer of 2021! Great program, thanks.

Naya Darby
Parent | Philadelphia, PA

I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to you and your mentoring establishment. My son had a great time at camp last year, but you came highly recommended. My son came home excited over all the things he learned, such as changing a tire on a car, changing the oil on a car, and tying a necktie to name a few. I can't express my gratitude.

Grateful Parent
Parent | Philadelphia, PA
KB Foundation

Camp Highlights

Highlights from our 2020 Summer Camp.

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