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To serve all youth & inspire change in the world.

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We are a grassroots, 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on making the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our enthusiastic team, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events and programs, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

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Consider making a small contribution to the Equity in Education Scholarship. With your donations, several educational grants will be distributed throughout the state to students who desperately need them to be able to succeed in school in the fall.

ByKids4Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Make a tax deductible donation below. 

EIN: 82-1372016


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Our Impact


of students participating in the Kindle Kingdom program achieved academic gains.


of youth surveyed increased the amount they read in the Kindles4Covid program.


Black Lives Matter

Laura Lee Smith is skilled in Student Development, Residential Life, Admissions, Student Affairs, Community Outreach, Facilitation & Dialogue, and Teaching/Tutoring. She is currently a part of University of Michigan's Program on Intergroup Relations. During the Youth Virtual Summer Camp Laura engaged youth to learn about the BlackLivesMatter movement, and racial justice in the United States, which included policing and criminal justice, comparative inquiry regarding race and identity, theories of social movements and incarceration and public health.

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We want to give every young person an opportunity to impact the world.



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Contact Madeline Gupta to get involved!

madelinegupta@bykids4kids.us

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YOUTH BOARD ADVISORS

Gabe Labadie

Head of Grants & Fundraising

Gabe is the Head of Grants & Fundraising. He focuses on writing grants for our current and upcoming programs to aid in increasing our impact on local communities. His experience as the captain of the swim team at Pioneer High School brings valuable knowledge to our fundraising efforts. Gabe has an extremely  strong background of business, marketing, and leadership. 

Madeline Gupta

Director of Communications & Development

Madeline is a senior at Pioneer High School and was recently named one of Washtenaw County’s 2020 Young Citizens of the Year. She has helped oversee two of ByKids4Kids programs Kindle Kingdom and Kindles4Covid. While not volunteering for Bykids4Kids, she interns at Ballet Chelsea’s Adaptive Dance Program teaching people with disabilities dance and movement and managing editor for Indigenizing The News, which highlights indigenous voices and issues.

Meera Pandey

Program Assistant

Meera is currently the Program Assistant here at ByKids4Kids! A rising 8th grader, Meera has a diverse background in volunteering not only for ByKids4Kids, but also for various organizations in our community.   As one of the founding members of our organization, Meera brings a great deal of expertise and experience to the organization. Meera also attains extensive leadership skills through her involvement in Pinnacle Field Hockey and Greenhills Tennis.

Emma Hudson

Service Leader

Emma is a high school sophomore. She has an extensive background in non-profit work with the American Red Cross and the Youth Volunteer Corps where she serves on the International Youth Board.  She also has impressive collegiate level recognition for her environmental efforts.  Emma is an incredibly valuable member to our team. She works with our volunteers, members, and community partners to further ByKids4Kids’ outreach.

Casey Vigo

PR & Social Media Assistant

Casey is entering her sophomore year this fall. Casey has quickly gained an education in business fundamentals, specifically non-profit organizations and advertising. As an active collaborator with our community partners, Casey is an integral part of our programs and outreach. Her work centers around  website design and building our social media presence in an effort to engage and empower youth.

Emma Targett

Co-Founder/Director

Emma is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Entrepreneurship.  She is also a small business owner with a passion for giving back to the community.  Meriwether Social, the wedding and event planning company she co-owns, creates beautiful celebrations but also has a focus on generosity.  Emma's extensive background working with youth, makes her an excellent advisor to our Youth.

Gabe Labadie

Head of Grants & Fundraising

Gabe is the Head of Grants & Fundraising. He focuses on writing grants for our current and upcoming programs to aid in increasing our impact on local communities. His experience as the captain of the swim team at Pioneer High School brings valuable knowledge to our fundraising efforts. Gabe has an extremely  strong background of business, marketing, and leadership. 

Madeline Gupta

Director of Communications & Development

Madeline is a senior at Pioneer High School and was recently named one of Washtenaw County’s 2020 Young Citizens of the Year and awarded the Yale Bassett Award from Yale University for Community Engagement. She has helped overseen ByKids4Kids programs, including Kindle Kingdom and Kindles4Covid. While not volunteering for Bykids4Kids, she interns at Ballet Chelsea’s Adaptive Dance Program teaching people with disabilities dance and movement and managing editor for Indigenizing The News, which highlights Indigenous voices and issues.

Meera Pandey

Program Assistant

Meera is currently the Program Assistant here at ByKids4Kids! A rising 8th grader, Meera has a diverse background in volunteering not only for ByKids4Kids, but also for various organizations in our community.   As one of the founding members of our organization, Meera brings a great deal of expertise and experience to the organization. Meera also attains extensive leadership skills through her involvement in Pinnacle Field Hockey and Greenhills Tennis.

Emma Hudson

Service Leader

Emma is a high school sophomore. She has an extensive background in non-profit work with the Youth Volunteer Corps and American Red Cross.  She also has impressive collegiate level recognition for her environmental efforts.  Emma is an incredibly valuable member to our team. She works with our volunteers, members, and community partners to further ByKids4Kids’ outreach.

Casey Vigo

PR & Social Media Assistant

Casey is entering her sophomore year this fall. Casey has quickly gained an education in business fundamentals, specifically non-profit organizations and advertising. As an active collaborator with our community partners, Casey is an integral part of our programs and outreach. Her work centers around  website design and building our social media presence in an effort to engage and empower youth.

Emma Targett

Co-Founder/Director

Emma is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Entrepreneurship.  She is also a small business owner with a passion for giving back to the community.  Meriwether Social, the wedding and event planning company she co-owns, creates beautiful celebrations but also has a focus on generosity.  Emma's extensive background working with youth, makes her an excellent advisor to our Youth.

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Emma Hudson

Service Leader  

ehudson@bykids4kids.us, We are always looking for ways to get students in our community involved. 

ByKids4Kids wants to thank its participants and sponsors for their continued support -- your generosity powers the movers and shakers of tomorrow, while helping countless kids along the way.

ByKids4Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. 

EIN: 82-1372016

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