10th Anniversary Celebration

10 for 10 Video Campaign

2020 calls for creativity & innovation, and in order to do both, we’re announcing our one of a kind, 10 for 10 Video Campaign.

10 Videos to Celebrate 10 Years

The Concept | Showcase our mission by creating short, high-quality videos to be shared on social media!

10 Videos Each With Unique Content | Guest speaker interviews, stories of community impact, and even featuring KC Ready 4s kids!

Videos to be released throughout September | Can be shared and viewed any time | Easy text to give platform

These videos will be pre-recorded so you can watch, re-watch, share, and participate at your convenience.

Thank you to our Life-Changing Sponsors: 


Guest Speaker: Art Rolnick, Economics of Early Childhood Development Expert

Art is a senior fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He previously served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior vice president and director of research. (https://www.hhh.umn.edu/directory/art-rolnick)

Guest Speaker: Suzanne Bouffard, Author and PBS Kids Contributor

Suzanne is the author of The Importance of Quality in Pre-K. She will join KC Ready 4s to discuss just that, the importance of high-quality learning environments!

Guest Speaker: Denise Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer for Family Health Center

Denise Crawford has led FHC since 2009, steadily expanding the center’s ability to deliver quality health care to underserved populations in the greater Kalamazoo area. Denise serves on the KC Ready 4s’ Board of Directors, and will join us to talk about the ways in which FHC and KC Ready 4s partner to support child development.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lia Gaggino, Pediatrician and District V Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Lia Gaggino is a primary care pediatrician with 31 years of experience. Currently also serving as the District V Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Gaggino will discuss the impact of high-quality pre-k on a child’s brain development.

Celebratory Cheers!

October 1st we invite you to join us via live stream for a Celebratory Cheers to conclude this campaign. Donors will receive information to pick up a Celebratory Cheers package, sponsored by Millennium Restaurant Group, with a range of goodies including a split of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a MRG gift card. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Ali Schwartz, Director of Community Development, with questions or to become a sponsor.

First Annual Excellent Educator Award

Nominations are closed. Stay tuned to our social pages in September to see who will be awarded the First Annual Excellent Educator Award!