Natural Beauty and Difficult Poverty in Monument Valley

A major tourist attraction in Kayenta offers only temporary work for parents

Amid the incredible desert beauty of northern Arizona, the remote community of Kayenta lies situated on the Navajo Indian Reservation, along the southern edge of the spectacularly beautiful Monument Valley. Monument Valley is a major tourist attraction in the area, located only 25 miles from Kayenta and our affiliated project,  Kayenta Community School. The town has several lodging options to accommodate tourists who are traveling to see the gorgeous scenery and dramatic rock formations, where […]

Our Volunteer Coordinators on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Outbreak

A note from our President and CEO

Each and every day, we receive photos from our volunteer coordinators as they continue to provide for children in our sponsorship program. These coordinators ensure that children have access to basic needs, including food and educational assistance, throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We are incredibly grateful for these amazing individuals, for they work tirelessly to make sure that your contributions are supporting some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Although the updates we receive offer hope, […]

Serving Disabled Children and Adults in Arizona

St. Michael’s Special Education School provides services for students beyond high school ages

Located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, the St. Michael’s Special Education School is a nonprofit educational institution that offers support to children and adults whose disabilities have made conventional school impractical or impossible. The school has been a Children Incorporated affiliated project since 1979. It consists of an Educational Division for disabled children (ages 6-22) and a Day Treatment Division for disabled adults (ages 22 and older). The school’s devoted and highly trained […]

Responding to COVID-19 in the United States

A message from our U.S. Director of Programs Renée Kube

Amidst school closures across the U.S., our concern has turned to how to best help children who are already living in vulnerable situations. Many kids in our program rely on school lunches and our Backpack Feeding Program to ensure they are receiving adequate meals throughout the day and on the weekends. Additionally, many children living in poverty who we support don’t live in safe and comfortable environments, and the school day is often a refuge […]

Does Sponsoring a Child Really Help?

Answering questions about the impact of sponsorship

Child sponsorship is one of the most effective ways to help end child poverty. When you sponsor a child for $30 a month, you are not only immediately meeting the most basic needs of that child, but you are providing them with an education that will allow them to go on to higher education or obtain employment in the future. Our current monthly sponsorship rate is $30, and it goes toward providing basic necessities such […]

Our International Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

A message from our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet

Students all over the world have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the United Nations, nearly 1.4 billion children are out of school. Today, we hear from our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, about how our affiliated projects, volunteer coordinators, and our organization are reacting to the challenges that children are facing globally due to the pandemic. “As a result of school closings, some of our affiliated projects around the world are […]