Kid By Kid in the News

Radio Interview


The recent pandemic has only amplified the existing academic challenges faced by marginalized groups in America. This week’s guest, Daxton Gutekunst, believes there is no one better to help young people in need than other young people.

T.V. Interviews

NBC 7 News

La Jolla teenager Daxton Gutekunst created a non-profit that pairs middle and high school students with younger children for mentorship and tutoring



Union Tribune

Students become teachers in Kid By Kid, a nonprofit tutoring service that provides free help with schoolwork to underserved students in San Diego.

La Jolla Light

Daxton Gutekunst, a 15-year-old sophomore at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, is working to ensure that his nonprofit, Kid by Kid, continues to provide tutoring services to those who need it most, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Giving Back Magazine

When Bishop’s High School Student Daxton Gutekunst, started his non-profit, “Kid by Kid” in 2018, he designed it as a Saturday face-to-face sit down with free tutoring and pizza; an opportunity for students to help other students who have fewer educational resources.

San Diego Downtown News

Kid by Kid is a free one-on-one tutoring program founded in 2018. The organization seeks to provide individualized teaching to students who may not receive the attention they need in a classroom.

National Association of Independent Schools

In recent months, many schools have had to pivot to distance learning, a change that has exacerbated income inequities; some students without reliable Wi-Fi or a quiet space to work have fallen behind. This has meant that the work of Daxton Gutekunst’s nonprofit Kid By Kid is needed more than ever.

The EC Californian

“The real value of Kid by Kid is the connection. You know, even though we market ourselves as a tutoring organization, a lot of people come back for the tutors themselves”


The Bishops School


Kid By Kid Debuts Saturday Free Tutoring At Local Community Center. Come For The Pizza, Stay For The Personalized Tutoring

The Bishops School

Recently, Daxton announced that they shifted to a virtual platform, and also that KBK is partnering with “three School Districts within San Diego County (San Diego Unified, Lakeside Union and Santee School District); within these three districts, we’ve had 24 separate schools sign up with us."

The Tower

According to a study from the Migration Policy Institute, among America's low-educated parents of young children, 77 percent are immigrants or refugees. In San Diego alone, immigrants and refugees account for 39 percent of parents residing with at least one child under the age of 18.

The Bishops School

Students from all grade levels participated in a fall school supply donation drive that Daxton Gutekunst ’23 and members of that virtual tutoring club assembled in time for a Halloween treat.

The Bishops School

The Bishop’s community “adopted” 165 refugee families for our annual giving tree holiday service project. Like most things 2020, the project went virtual this year.

The Bishops School

Daxton: I was interested in this conference because one of the main themes of the conference was “barriers to education and educational inequalities.” I started my nonprofit, Kid By Kid, to address aspects of this very issue.

The Bishops School

One of the benefits of virtual events is how easily you can fit the components into your existing daily schedule and not miss a beat. The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) invited Daxton Gutekunst ’23 to present a student showcase for their annual conference titled “Engage. Evolve. Energize!”

The Bishops School

Daxton Gutekunst ’23 was interviewed live on July 8 for VoiceAmerica’s program “The Power of Young People to Change the World.”


KBK @ Feed the Children

Featured in a video on how student led organizations are making a difference in their communities. Kid By Kid was honored to be among the few in the nation to be chosen.


Press Release

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