Studies have shown that maintaining a healthy physical appearance is crucial to building positive self-esteem in young children. With strong self-esteem, kids tend to have a more positive outlook on life, form healthier personal relationships, and are more likely to stick with tasks until they succeed. Good self-esteem has also been shown to increase courage and boost confidence in making healthy choices.
For this reason, we've launched the Kutz for Kids program, through which we provide free year-round haircuts to children from underserved families. We also provide free books and computers to the children in the program. Envisioned by Marcus himself, the purpose of Kutz for Kids is to boost kids' social outcomes by helping them maintain a healthy physical appearance, all while raising juvenile literacy rates and bridging the digital divide.
The math is simple:
Free haircuts all year 'round + free books and computers = guaranteed boost in kids' social outcomes
We're proud of our ever-popular Kutz for Kids program, and even more proud that it's helped hundreds of children and families since we launched it last year.
Hear Marcus share more detailed info about Kutz for Kids, including why he was inspired to start it.
We're thrilled to have partnered with the Kramden Institute to benefit our Kutz for Kids participants. Through this exciting new partnership, the children in the program receive free desktop and laptop computers. This not only helps them develop invaluable computer and software skills, it also provides them with Internet access at home - helping bridge the digital divide.
Check out the livestream footage from our first ever Kutz for Kids Legal Pop-Up event, held on September 13, 2019. All day long, kids got free haircuts, and our incredible sponsors, Osborn Gambale Beckley & Budd and New Direction Family Law, gave free legal advice to anyone in the community who needed it.
The footage includes an interview with Marcus, with a special cameo by his son, Chris.
Your generous donation will ensure the children and families we serve continue to get the help they need. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
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