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Empowering Our Community

PROVIDING  A  NETWORK OF  SUPPORT & EMPOWERMENT  FOR YOUTH  TO  BREAK  THE CYCLE  OF  HOMELESSNESS &  PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE.

WHO WE ARE

Change starts here.

KIC-IT began in 2011 as the need for homeless youth services was identified in Johnson County. KIC-IT provides individualized programs & support for youth, ages 16-25, in breaking the cycle of homelessness by helping them achieve sustainable life change. As an organization, we value collaborative partnerships to serve the unstably housed or homeless youth in our community. 

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

What we do.

We believe that life change happens upon the foundation of healthy relationships. Building relationships, establishing boundaries, & setting goals helps youth redefine their life path. By connecting them to services, skill development, & improved relationships our youth will experience growth - socially, emotionally, mentally.
Helping youth develop a strong foundation is the key to true life transformation & independence.

Each of the KIC-IT programs and initiatives are based upon these core beliefs.

Our goal is to support and encourage youth along the way to sustainable life change. 

COACHING PROGRAMS

Individualized Support.

KIC-IT wants to help youth establish sustainable life change. We believe a person centered approach that meets individual needs is the best path to success. Clients meet 1:1 with youth development coaches & through relationships work towards achieving goals.

Youth Ally Program.

The YAP provides training opportunities for adults to serve as a mentor to a young person in need of encouragement. 

We believe young people are more successful when they have multiple people providing a source of encouragement.

Youth Ally for Homeless Education & Prevention. (YAHEP)

The YAHEP program works directly with Johnson County high school students as a means for prevention & early intervention for youth homelessness. Current partner schools include: Center Grove, Franklin Community, Indian Creek, Whiteland High School & the Simon Youth Academy schools in Johnson County. 

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DROP-IN SERVICES

Meeting Needs.

The drop-in center offers a variety of services for young adults who are experiencing homelessness. The Youth Center offers laundry facilities, showers, computer work stations, food & hygiene pantry, kitchen, and the Little Lord's Cupboard Boutique. The center provides a safe space for clients to meet with KIC-IT staff, volunteers, and utilize resources. 

Youth Center

203 Commerce Drive

Franklin, IN  46131

Office hours:

Monday:  9a - 4p

Wednesday:  9a - 4p 

Friday:  9a - 4p

Please call 317.868.8742 or

email info@kic-it.org to arrange

a donation drop off time.

Please mail donations to:

KIC-IT

PO Box 806

Franklin, IN 46131

OTHER PROGRAMS

Reinforcing our Commitment.

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for assisting our clients. KIC-IT offers monthly Youth Action Nights that provide a meal, while developing skills that promote independence & personal development. Thanks to a partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University and the OTA program, KIC-IT offers monthly cooking classes to encourage youth to develop and strengthen their cooking skills!

 

Education & Tutoring

Do you have a gift for teaching, mentoring, or education? We are always looking for individuals to give back in this capacity! Email info@kic-it.org for more

information on how to get involved. 
 

 

Community Outreach Activities.

Easter Meal & Basket Distribution

Stuff the Trunk Pantry Drive

Food & Hygiene Distributions

Church Partner Open House

Shine Bright Christmas Event

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"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

Ronald Reagan

CONTACT KIC-IT

203 Commerce Drive, Franklin, IN 46131

Youth Center Hours

Monday: 9am - 4pm

Wednesday: 9am - 4pm

Friday: 9am - 4pm

Office: (317) 868-8742

Fax: (317) 868-8743

United Way Helpline: (317) 738-4636

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