Testimonials from Volunteer Groups

“Most impressive to me is the manner in which the staff and organization operate with compassion, integrity, and respect for the intercultural experience with every step of the way. I truly cannot say enough about what the partnership with Courts for Kids as meant to our student-athletes and our Athletic Department.”
-Katie Harbert, Coordinator of Student Athlete Development- University of Oregon

“Courts for Kids provides Jesuit students with an enriching, immersive, eye-opening experience that sticks with them for a lifetime. The trips are well-organized, the work is intense, and, most importantly, the students return home as more mature, respectful, and open-minded young men.” – Helen Swan, Associate Principal – Jesuit High School New Orleans

“The idea for a service trip was laid on our hearts, but we didn’t know where to begin.  From day one, Courts for Kids was guiding, supporting, teaching, advising and encouraging us.  They helped with collecting donations, to preparing us for the trip, to connecting us to the village that was the best fit for our club.  The experience as a whole was more than we could’ve asked for.  The opportunity to work, play, eat and fellowship within a community is an experience every person should encounter.” – Mike and Sarah Schall – Triangle Volleyball Club  

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School teamed up with Courts for Kids to participate in our first international service project in the school’s history.  The majority of my students are generally categorized as ‘low-income’ and ‘at risk’ and often unfairly get the reputation of being raised to take hand outs.  Working with Courts for Kids not only provided my students the opportunity to give back to a community, but also exposed them to the unique viewpoint of working with a community to accomplish a goal versus working for a community.”
Andrew Ketchum, Director of Campus Ministry – Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School

I love that only the Courts for Kids trips experience can help [students] truly understand the ‘real world’. Through this experience the students reflect and realize who they are and what life path they want to take.” – Mrs. Kinsey Dhoot, Teacher & Interact Community Service Advisor – Evergreen Public Schools

Courts for kids provides an authentic experience of solidarity… and as a result, [the students] have not simply been told about the hard work and solidarity that typify life in developing countries; they’ve experienced it.  I can only hope that this experience as a young person will help inform their life decisions and sense of compassion as they enter adulthood.” Daniel Keller, teacher – Edison High School, Portland, OR