What We Do
KidS³, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established to give HOPE (Jeremiah 29:11) to kids in state care and equip them with the SKILLS and SUPPORT necessary for SUCCESS. Our belief is that by providing these kids with the appropriate skills and support, we can better prepare them for the challenges and opportunities they will face once they emancipate from the system.
This is accomplished by building relationships through a series of camps, seminars, special events and a mentoring program. These programs instill hope through sharing the love of Christ, teach character, team-building and other life skills, as well as job skills such as budgeting and interviewing. We also engage them in service to their community through service projects. Most importantly, our goal is to provide these kids with the necessary support and an advocate that will be there for them throughout their time in state care and beyond. The kids involved in our programming come from various county DFCS agencies, group homes and foster agencies. There is no charge for kids to attend our activities.
What We Believe
We believe every foster child deserves the best. They should have the opportunity to experience not only normal childhood activities, but also special activities that will serve to heal the hurt they have experienced as well as nurture their growth.
These children deserve consistency, love and respect. They deserve a chance to succeed! They need to know that there is hope for a bright future. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
We believe these children and youth have amazing, God-given potential that remains untapped without the involvement of caring adults and organizations.
Let’s join together to make a difference in their lives … to set a different course … and to show them that they are NOT a statistic, that they are NOT defined by what has happened to them. Let’s give them the tools and support they need in order to be successful!
Who We Are
Doug and Tasha Whitener founded KidS³, Inc. in order to give kids in foster care the same opportunities as kids in normal family situations. KidS³ has been providing programming for these kids since 2008. Tasha served on staff in the Elementary Ministry at First Baptist Church of Woodstock for eleven years and worked in Child Protective Services at the Cherokee County Department of Family & Child Services as well. Doug and Tasha have served as volunteers at their home church and various community organizations for many years.
The KidS³, Inc. team consists of a group of men and women with diverse educational, volunteer (church & community) and professional experience who have a heart for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are supposed to love them the most.