Partner Organizations

Rodman for Kids believes in the power of collaboration, working together with 40+ youth-focused non-profit organizations as a true partner towards a common vision to support the most vulnerable young people in our communities. We not only act as a core funder of these organizations, but as a convenor and catalyst.

 

The 40+ organizations below partner with us on our Rodman Ride for Kids event, but we support many other organizations, schools, and programs that align with our mission through our Theatre for Kids and Celebration for Kids initiatives.

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds brings joy and hope through the wonder of flight to children and teens who are seriously ill, disabled, under served, or facing other serious adversity.

Apprentice Learning

Apprentice Learning’s mission is to provide real-world work experiences for middle school students. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams. These experiences ignite passions and purpose by contextualizing academic content with real-world experiences.

Asperger / Autism Network

Asperger/Autism Network works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives.
We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.

Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Mass

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest is to create professionally supported mentoring relationships, empowering youth to realize their potential and build brighter futures.

Boston Community Pediatrics

Boston Community Pediatrics (BCP) is a nonprofit pediatric private practice, the first of its kind in Massachusetts. BCP’s mission is to bring equity to pediatric healthcare by providing all families with comprehensive, high-quality care that puts the patient at the forefront of its medical delivery model.

Boston Education Fund

Boston Education Fund empowers Boston Public Schools’ students and educators by amplifying innovative approaches to learning and advancing equitable access to resources.

Boston PAL

Boston PAL seeks to foster a culture of trust and respect between the community and law enforcement through programs that promote character development, improve educational outcomes, and reduce crime.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is to always welcome and connect young people and families to opportunities that embrace diversity, nurture growth, and inspire success.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South

Boys & Girls Club of Metro South nurtures strong minds, healthy bodies and community spirit through youth-driven programs in a fun environment.

ConfiKids

ConfiKids, Inc, is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide opportunities for children of limited financial means to participate in enrichment activities so that they may pursue their interests and passions, develop new skills, establish new relationships, and, ultimately, build confidence.

Crossroads

Crossroads believes long-term empowerment programs plus consistent positive relationships are key in transforming youth who risk being defined by their past into adults capable of defining their futures.
Our programs foster a connection to community, healthy social and emotional development, college/career readiness and a commitment to community action.

Family Nurturing Center

Family Nurturing Center’s mission is to work with others to build nurturing communities where children are cherished, families are supported, and healthy human development is promoted by all.
Our free programs—home visits, playgroups, parenting education, and family support—build parents’ nurturing skills and knowledge of healthy child development and connect families to resources and each other.

Forsyth Institute

ForsythKids school-based, mobile, oral health program continues our century long mission of providing oral health care to underserved children at risk in the Greater Boston area and throughout the State.

Friends of the Children – Boston

Friends of the Children – Boston creates generational change by engaging children from high-risk communities in twelve years of transformative mentoring relationships.
Our mission is impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.

Hockomock Area YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

House of Possibilities

House of Possibilities is committed to providing children and adults with disabilities and their families with a life-changing path to greater independence: a nurturing community, groundbreaking programs, meaningful opportunities, and passionate advocacy that free them to grow and thrive.

Jett Foundation

Our mission at Jett Foundation is to extend and enrich the lives of individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. We fulfill this mission by partnering with individuals and families through empowering educational programming, transformational direct service experiences, and by accelerating development of life-changing treatments.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

JBBBS seeks to support and empower individuals and families to engage, to participate actively in the life of their communities, to live inspired and to inspire others.

Key Program

KEY’s mission is to assist troubled youth and their families with developing positive life skills and life experiences so that they may pursue productive and rewarding lives. Using a variety of residential and non-residential program models, Key provides direct services each day to over 600 youth and families across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Mass Mentoring Partnership

At Mass Mentoring Partnership, we are driven to make positive relationships with caring adults integral to the life of every young person in Massachusetts. For children to grow up to become active, engaged and thriving members of the community, they need adults in their lives who can serve as positive role models and help them explore and learn.

MetroWest YMCA

The MetroWest YMCA is dedicated to providing programs and services that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.

One for Health Foundation

Healing America begins with the children, and the process of change starts with each person taking responsibility for his or her own wellness. As a group the power grows exponentially.
OFH provides free wellness programs such as yoga instruction, nutrition education, cooking classes, and distribution of meal/nutrition supplementation to children and families in underserved communities.

One Wish Project

One Wish Project provides the joys of a birthday celebration to children and teens living in homeless shelters and foster care who may not otherwise have one.
We are committed to instilling self-esteem and self-worth in each of these children with a customized celebration that is as unique as each of them.

Raising a Reader MA

Raising a Reader MA mission is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children ages birth to age six in under-resourced communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits.

RFK Community Alliance

RFK Community Alliance provides high-quality care and support to people and families facing complicated challenges. As a multi-service agency, we offer a wide range of programs serving a variety of needs across all ages from infants to seniors.
Our mission is to promote meaningful and sustained well-being for children, youth, and adults facing educational, developmental, mental health, and other challenges.

Rodman for Kids

At Rodman for Kids, we believe every young person deserves access to the programs, resources, and opportunities they need to dream, grow, and succeed.
We are committed to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the kids they serve.

Sibling Connections

Sibling Connections’ mission is to support the creation of enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers separated by the foster care system in Massachusetts. We create year round opportunities for siblings to spend quality time together at Camp to Belong MA, Sibling Sundays, and Weekend Retreats.

South Boston Neighborhood House

The Mission of the South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) is “to support family and neighborhood life in South Boston.” This means we have something for everyone! As a settlement house, we look to meet the needs of the community and offer programs for everyone in South Boston: infants, children, teens, families, and seniors.

South Shore YMCA

The South Shore YMCA is a nonprofit association committed to strengthening our communities. Through our focus on youth development, we strive to give every child and teen the opportunity to realize their full potential.
At the Y, kids have the opportunity to make friends, have fun, get active and discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our youth programs and services help children and teens grow to be confident, connected and secure today – and positive, productive adults tomorrow.

Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center

The Sportsmen’s mission is to build leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults.
STEC is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.

Strong Women Strong Girls

Our mission is to empower girls to imagine a broader future through a curriculum grounded on female role models.

TextLess Live More

TextLess Live More empowers young people nationwide to change their behaviors behind the wheel. One text, one moment of distraction, one glance down, can mean disaster.
By simply putting the phone down while driving and encouraging others to do the same, you can prevent tragic crashes and save lives.

The Boston House

It is the mission and the honor of The Boston House to serve families who come to Boston from all over the world so that their children can receive the best of care at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
The House is a low-cost housing alternative, but more than a place to stay, it is a home-away-from-home, a respite from hospital life, and a special place where families can be together, share stories with other families in a similar situation, and lean on one another for support.

The S.E.A.L. Foundation

The S.E.A.L. Foundation’s mission is to create and fund educational and social opportunities in both non-public and public schools, and camp settings for students who learn differently in order to ensure they maximize their potential.

The Soul Project

The Soul Project provides a safe space for ALL women & girls to share, heal, grow and connect. Whether it’s through our ongoing documentary Soul Stories or at one of our live events or workshops, women in our community cultivate their strengths, turn their personal experiences into super-powers and gain life-skills and tools that help them flourish and thrive.

The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum provides at-risk youth with programs that focus on teamwork, determination, courage, responsibility, and other elements of character that are so important to success in sports – and in life.

Think:Kids

Think:Kids’ mission is teaching families, professionals, and organizations a transformative approach to helping youth with challenging behaviors.

Trinity Boston Connects

The mission of Trinity Boston Connects is to heal the traumatic impact of systemic racism in Boston, and to create a more  equitable Boston in which youth of color can thrive. We work through the integration of racial equity, trauma-inclusion, and restorative justice practices (our 3 Essential Community Practices) in service of youth, youth workers, and youth-serving organizational leaders and staff.

UMass Memorial Medical Center – Children’s Medical Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center – Children’s Medical Center provides exceptional child-centered care close to home for Central New England families.
Our team of more than 200 medical and surgical experts in more than 30 specialties devote their expertise to care that truly surrounds the family. We are the only children’s hospital in Central Massachusetts and support from our community helps us be here for every child who needs us.

Waypoint Adventure

Waypoint Adventure challenges people with disabilities to discover their purpose, talents, and strengths through the transforming power of adventure.

Wildflower

Wildflower is dedicated to serving children and families who have experienced the death of a parent. We provide the gifts of camp, enriching experiences, and consistent, long-term support to help families strengthen their resilience and create positive opportunities for the future.

Wonderfund

The Wonderfund is a private non-profit organization that works on behalf of children engaged with the MA Department of Children and Families. We provide comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.

YMCA of Greater Boston

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.

Youth Enrichment Services

The mission of Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is to inspire youth through outdoor experiences and leadership opportunities that build confidence and prepare them to summit life’s challenges.
YES is dedicated to serving Boston youth and has an intentional focus engaging young people in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan.