Sports as Healing.
The Volo Kids story began in Baltimore City in 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray that sparked civil unrest. The aim of the Volo Kids Foundation was to use sport as a tool for healing and a means of uniting communities. To execute our vision we partnered with City Council Members, community organizers, and recreation centers to launch the first Volo Kids Foundation program at Herring Run Recreation Center. Volo Kids has since expanded to six cities across the country and is still growing.
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 build communities of active, resilient, and confident kids by unlocking the power of play. We accomplish this purpose by creating safe, youth-centered programming that provides a platform for youth mentorship, promotes health and wellness, and energizes communities. Our program removes barriers to athletic participation, such as limited financial resources and transportation, and is open to children of all races, genders, incomes, 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 sports. They recognize the effectiveness of sports as a way to connect with others and come to us to share this experience with the kids in our community.