It all started in July of 2015.
Our program began in Baltimore City in 2015, after the death of Freddie Gray sparked a season of civil unrest. We created the Foundation as a safe alternative for youth and their families. Our aim was to use sport as a tool for healing and as a way to bring the community together, so we partnered with local Council Members, community organizers, and recreation centers to launch the first Volo Kids Foundation program at Herring Run Recreation Center.
Take a look below to see our first programs in Baltimore City!
Our work is making a difference!
Don’t just take our word for it, hear it from our families!
The vision of The Volo Kids Foundation (VKF) is to unlock the power of play for every child, everywhere. We accomplish this purpose by creating safe, youth-centered spaces that provide a platform for youth mentorship, familial health and wellness, and communal well-being. Our program removes barriers to athletic participation, such as limited financial resources and transportation, and is open to children of all genders and skill levels.
Our structured environment is supervised by volunteers from within the community as well as our partner Volo Sports Leagues. Volo Sports members are young professionals who are looking for ways to connect with their community through playing sports. They recognize the effectiveness of sports as a way to connect with others and come to us to share this opportunity with the kids in our community. We provide an opportunity for members to get involved with their own community through the kids programs.
Volo Kids is unique because in addition to the weekly practice and game coaching, we provide post-game social events that give players and parents the opportunity to meet others within the community as well as connect with our volunteers and local business contributors.