Welcome to Kidz I.N.K

Discover greatness in every universe.....................

About US

Kidz Investing N Knowledge is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization that give kids the tools to start sculpting the lives they want for themselves. We want every kid to know that they may not have much say in what they do with their lives at this age but here at Kid I.N.K they do. Every semester they get to choose what programs interests them and they get to pick which field trips to go on as well.

Programs/services offered by your organization:
• Academic Tutoring
• Homework Assistance
• High Yield Learning Activities
• Mindfulness
• Art
• Culinary
• Performing Arts: Dance
• Football
• Basketball: Skills Clinic
• Beyond STEM 


The Kidz I.N.K location is in the 1st Ward of Columbia. The 1st Ward is in the central north side of the city. With Columbia experiencing an increasing influx in their crime rate, which includes but not limited to gun related crimes, followed by homicidal deaths that are directly affecting all youth. Kidz I.N.K is aware of the youth and family disparities which is a major factor that is stifling our community, with nearly 46% of youth receiving free and reduced lunch, according to Columbia Public Schools (pre Covid-19), and 16% of children living in poverty.

We at Kidz I.N.K have and intend on continuing our efforts to bridge the gap for those who are affected by their daily life struggles. When they are at Kidz I.N.K they will benefit from the consistent structure, all-encompassing programming, and focus on excelling in their academics, building their confidence, and being uniquely them. 



 

Staff Members

Chief Executive Officer: Kerra Williams, MS

Director of Operations:
Te'La McKire

Beyond STEM Instructor & I.N.K Specialist:

Val Addison

Board Members:
Jacqueline Turner
Timothy Ellis
Tina DeClue

 

Our History

Starting off

2020

Started putting the building together to prepare for opening day in August

First Day of Programming

2020

September 21st we started our first day of programming!

Phase two

2021

New Location (August)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer refunds?

Only for medical or extreme circumstances or if a class is cancelled (assess on a case by case basis). Due to COVID we will extend the program days out if we have to shutdown. 

Are you providing snacks?

For our evening programs we will be providing a snack as well. 

Are you providing transportation?

If parents call STA at (573) 214-3860 and tell them they need their child dropped off at our facility they should take care of you from there. 

How can I help?

There are a number of kids who need to engage in activities that stimulate their brains but cannot afford the memberships or fees for certain activities. You can sponsor a member(s) for a semester by entering your information under the Sponsor a Member tab so that they can I.N.K (Invest N. Knowledge) and get a head start on their future. 

You can also text-to-give to donate as well at: (573) 312-2037

Are you providing assistance during the day for kids who are attending school online?

We are providing academic assistance to small groups of 10 from 8:00am-3:00pm for $65.00 a week and for our extended program the hours are  7:30-5:00pm for $100 week. Call 573-443-0224 between 8:00-5:00pm for more assistance!