Kid By Kid in the News
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 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."
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.
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.
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