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Providing support and intervention for underserved and low-income youth.

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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What We Do

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We believe that educating all children and youth is crucial to reducing poverty and increasing individual well-being. 

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Mobile coding and computer science classes for youth, specifically to those in low income and communities of color. 

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Basic Necessities

Connect youth with communities resources when needed; ensuring a holistic approach to meeting the needs of each student.


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

About Us

Necessities for Children began in 2015, worked with various special projects impacting disadvantaged youth, and sought to find the gap where children are not being served adequately. By providing access and computer science education to low-income youth, we provide the opportunity to gain essential and critical skills for success in their future career. The outcomes for children include computational education and digital literacy. 





Tech for Kids Program 

“I really like coding. It’s so interesting to learn something that will help us in life.

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Holly Berline, Executive Director of Life Sports Fitness 

“Life Sports Fitness, Inc. is writing to recommend Sarah deBoer-Hjort, President of Necessities for Children, as an effective and true partner in the delivery of programs and services for children…Sarah is a committed, capable, valuable, and trustworthy partner.

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Volunteer Coordinator,

Family Promise of Grand Rapids

“ Thank you for the wonderful work you're doing in our community. We are so excited to get these diapers out to the congregations that so generously and lovingly host the families and kiddos that we serve. This will be a huge blessing for the volunteers and the families! 

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