We help kids be A Kid Again!
Being a kid means waking up to endless possibilities and the anticipation of all the adventures that await outside your door. It’s about being carefree and silly. But when your child gets sick, childhood itself just stops. Suddenly, life as you know it goes away. Daily doctor’s office visits become the new normal and life changes from a mission of fun, into a battle to be won. This is the very reason A Kid Again was created.
A Kid Again serves children with life-threatening conditions and their families through year-round, cost-free, fun-filled “adventures” that create meaningful shared experiences and joy-filled memories. A Kid Again also provides support, peer-to-peer connections, and other resources to help families cope with the challenges of having a child with a life-threatening condition.
With thousands of children across Michigan facing life-threatening conditions, A Kid Again is committed to reaching as many of these impacted families as possible.
A Kid Again is here for your child, for your family, and we are here for you. Our purpose is to bring you hope, healing, and connection with others going through the similar situations. We offer recreational, therapeutic relief through a variety of dynamic family activities and experiences that help stabilize and support families dealing with life-threatening health issues – at no cost to you.
While we just opened our chapter in 2021, we already have some super fun Adventures planned for 2022! These include Friday Night Magic Adventure in a Box, Secret Agent Adventure in a Box, USPBL Baseball Adventure at Jimmy John’s Field, Ride and Slides Adventure at Michigan’s Adventure, Birthday Bash Adventure at the West Michigan Whitecaps, and Wonderland of Lights and Holiday Adventure at Potter Park Zoo.
Donate: To donate, visit akidagain.org/donate to make a one-time or monthly recurring gift. In-kind donations are also accepted
Volunteer: A Kid Again volunteers are the heart of this organization, and we call them Adventure Guides. Our Adventure Guides put smiles on the faces of children dealing with a life-threatening condition and help families create joyful memories. Adventure Guide opportunities include bookkeeping, administrative support, event planning, event staffing, holding fundraisers, hospital visitation, or serving as a new family mentor or family buddy.
A Kid Again’s mission is to foster hope, happiness and healing for families facing financial strain by providing year-round, cost-free, group activities designed to take their minds off their daily challenges while creating happy memories. Your support makes their Adventures possible.
We would like to thank our Corporate Partners who have joined us in providing Hope, Happiness and Healing to our families in 2022! 2022 sponsors: Michigan’s Adventure, West Michigan Whitecaps, Delta Dental, Fifth Third Bank, Applied Imaging, Kalitta Motorsports, Potter Park Zoo, Molina Healthcare and Village Printing.
100% of revenue support is from foundation support, grants, event revenue, public support, and corporate sponsorships.
A Kid Again Michigan Board
- Camille Jourden-Mark,
Vice President; General Manager, Michigan’s Adventure
- Carmen Argersinger,
Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
- Michael Stevens,
Doppler 9&10 Meteorologist & Esports Correspondent
- Kristen Kulik,
- Scott Grinwis,
Director of Business
Development, Applied Imaging
- Amy Cox
, Senior Director, The Henry Ford Museum
- Terry Solomon
, Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager III, Fifth Third Bank
Year founded: A Kid Again was founded in 1995 in Columbus, Ohio;
the nonprofit officially launched its Michigan Chapter in 2021
2014 N Saginaw Rd Suite 138, Midland, MI 48640
1. Family games: A variety of games for Holiday Family Game Night Boxes
2. Birthday presents: For Birthday Bash on September 6, for ages 0 to 18
3. Holiday gifts: For Holiday Party on December 7, for ages 0 to 18
Contact: [email protected]