Current Programs

 

BRAVE BOX PROGRAM

Being or having a child diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes is overwhelming, scary, and difficult.  Hearts are broken.  Type 1 is a relentless disease, requiring monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 day a week intensive treatment, and there is no cure.

To help kids and families face that fear, impact the way they approach that challenge and view their world, many years ago Kids With Courage created our Brave Box Program.  Brave Boxes are designed to empower, helping kids and families grow stronger, preparing them for their forever fight, equipping them with tangible tools, guidance and direction.

Battling a disease that is dangerous and life threatening, every day, forever, requires a special kind of brave.

“Thank you Kids With Courage for being here for my sweet Reese and our family the unforgettable day we found out how Type 1 diabetes would change our lives. You’ve made a world of difference and assisted us in making the transition less difficult–providing diabetes education, courage and supporting our family in our journey of a lifetime.”

“Your booklet, the Uninvited Stranger was so helpful to me as a mother. It addressed every single emotion I was feeling and made a big difference for me.”

“We talk about courage every day—sometimes I think I need more than my daughter. Thank you for all you do.”

TYPE 1 CHAMPIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Because a lifetime of expensive daily medications and quality healthcare leaves little in families savings for college funds, the need for scholarships for students with Type 1 diabetes is enormous. Kids With Courage is proud to have awarded 15 total academic scholarships valued over $25,000 in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A MINIMUM OF FOUR (4) SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR 2022

Click here for 2022 Scholarship ANNOUNCEMENT

Click here for 2022 Scholarship FLYER

Click here for 2022 Scholarship PROGRAM INFO

Click here for 2022 Scholarship APPLICATION PACKET

Applications are accepted January thru April 15.

Click here to see all our Type 1 Champions Scholarship Recipients.

E-SERVICES ONLINE TOOLS:

For families where Type 1 lives who live outside our local delivery/service area, valuable information and helpful tools are available here online.

PEN PAL CLUB

Want to personally connect with a fellow Type 1?

A Pen Pal is a person you get to know by exchanging letters by mail.

Perks of having a Pen Pal:

  • Meet a new friend
  • Feel less alone. Type 1 is easier to manage when you're connected to others who can relate and understand
  • The bond between fellow Type 1's is instant
  • Brighten someone's day
  • It's exhilarating to tell someone about your life
  • A good way to help fellow Type 1's and newly diagnosed
  • A great way to learn from fellow Type 1's
  • A Pen Pal is like having another tool in your Type 1 toolkit
  • It's fun!
  • Bonus:  Local pen pals can lead to meet up's

The KWC Pen Pal Club is FREE and OPEN to all ages.

Sound fun?  Interested?  Enrollment is easy.

Click here for enrollment form

We’ll team you up.

Care enough to change their world?

Only with your help can we come to the rescue of our children who need a special brand of courage as they battle Type 1 diabetes, every day for the rest of their lives.