We are thrilled to announce a heartwarming collaboration between our organization and a dedicated teacher at KCIA. Together, we had the honor of presenting 23 brand-new bicycles, complete with helmets and bike locks, to incoming 8th graders and participants in our mentorship program.

Many of these students are refugees, embarking on new beginnings in the United States. For them, this isn't just about receiving a bike; it's about embracing the freedom and independence that comes with it. For many, this marks their very first experience with owning a bicycle.

Our volunteers were deeply moved to witness the sheer joy and excitement radiating from the children's faces as they received their new bikes. It was a profound reminder of the transformative power of simple acts of kindness and generosity.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved in making this initiative possible, from our dedicated volunteers to the supportive community at KCIA. Together, we are empowering these young individuals to embark on new journeys filled with possibilities and adventures.

Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of these incredible students.

Natasha Rickel

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meet our dedicated Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Natasha, a seasoned professional with a flair for strategic brand management and integrated marketing. With an impressive background in spearheading innovative initiatives for the largest privately-held industrial development company in the US, Natasha brings a unique blend of expertise in communications, content creation, and digital strategy. Holding an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas, Natasha is committed to driving growth and shaping impactful brand narratives. As a board member and active member of KC IABC and the Content Marketing & Communications Manager for NorthPoint Development, Natasha plays a crucial role in our mission to enhancing the lives of children in our communities.