Our Mission, Vision, and Objective
Our Mission is to provide a safe and friendly environment with high quality educational programs to families that are affordable and to make a difference in children’s lives by helping them discover their gifts and talents, learning and mastering their skills.
Each child who participants in our afterschool and summer programs will be enlightened and inspired to see their personal and educational growth and progressive that they have achieved by listening and getting adequate help they deserve. Giving them a way to become successful in every area of their life.
The organization is committed to providing afterschool and summer programs for children to realize their full potential by providing parental involvement and support through personal development.
Founder & President
Help A Child America is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2013 by Kendall Brunson. He is a father, community servant and motivational speaker. All his experiences gave him the desire to support parents in connecting with their children. Kendall uses his gifts, talents and resources for our youth to mentor and provide spiritual guidance through workshops, community resources, education, job training, after-school training and the one thing all children love, music. His goal was to provide a facility for afterschool and summer programs with enriching activities giving children a place to blossom and feel safe, wanted, and heard while helping them become champions in learning. His way of giving back to the communities is through unity, providing educational programs to the younger generation, equipping them with life skills to live a safer and more fulfilling life, teaching them leadership skills to become positive examples for their friends, classmates and families, and helping create a more peaceful nation.
Co-Founder / Board of Directors
Tim Klein Sr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Encouraging our youth to excel in academics is his passion.
He is committed to making a difference for our children. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s
journalism school and attended graduate school there. Tim was a teaching assistant within its graduate school
and has served on multiple industry, school and community boards of directors. Tim's career speaks for itself as
the former Vice President of Public Relations for Equifax, Inc. he directed the company’s external and internal
communications strategies responsible for media relations. Tim has more than 25 years of high-level communications experience that includes many leadership positions. He is responsible for developing a Teen Driving Education Initiative, "Silence Your Cellphone" has courtesy campaigns and Crisis Communications and Reputation Management programs for Georgia-Pacific and BellSouth respectively. He is married and a proud father of three children.
Board of Directors
About Our Board of Directors
Help A Child America strength is in the commitment, expertise and work of its board, staff members and volunteers. Help A Child America board of directors consists of outstanding leaders from the business, government, education and religious sectors. These dedicated individuals are actively engaged in the strategic planning and implementation of Help A Child America's programs and policies and serve as the organization's chief ambassadors for youth mentoring.
Tim Klein Sr.
Tammy Hightower Shephard
Secretary Marcella Phillips
Treasury Janice Conley
Accountant Dionne McFadden
Youth Mentor Jeniba Darboe
Youth Mentor Mitch Billingsley
Youth Mentor Kaiya Hamilton