Our Mission: 


Chicos and Kids, Inc. is  a youth-led non-Profit organization that provides peer to peer mentorship and wellness education to children around the world.


"Working at Chicos and Kids had been an experience like no other."

"Being in a leadership position as a counselor/teacher at Chicos and Kids in Colombia gave me a sense of purpose. It made me feel older and wiser; as someone who the kids looked up to. Sometimes, though, I looked up to them. The kids that we worked with had an amazing, positive attitude that many kids fail to appreciate. They were so grateful for everything we did for them. They are so incredibly loving, playful, and kind; they treated us like family from the minute we walked in." - Ana Lucia Chalmers, Volunteer and Ambassador 



September 2016

Chicos and Kids featured on Nickelodeon's The HALO Effect

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Our Drive


of students involved in school-related arrests were Hispanic or black

- U.S. Department of Education


Schools with


Of or more students of color spend $733 less per student per year than schools with 90 percent or more white students.

-U.S. Department of Education



more likely for boys of color to be expelled from school compared to white students. 

-U.S. Department of Education

"The undeniable truth is that the everyday education experience for too many students of color violates the principle of equity at the heart of the American promise"

- Arne Duncan, Former Secretary of Education


Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with Chicos and Kids



Chicos and Kids is completely run on donations from people like you! If you would like to support us please consider donating. 


Volunteer for a program

We have workshops currently running in the DC Area and yearly trips to La Mesa, Colombia. 

Start your own chapter

If you are a young person passionate about making a difference in your community. Apply to start a chapter and recieve training and materials to help you get started. 


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