Kids Need Support 2, Wellness & Learning Foundation

"I am my brothers/sisters keeper..It's just that simple!"


 Our Theme for 2017:  Determined to Succeed...I Believe in ME!


Many children have stumbling blocks in the course of life. These include learning difficulties, malnutrition, poverty and avoiding bullies. With much determination, we unite for this cause!  We are empowering each child with educational resources, providing food and meals to all children in need, and holding anti-bullying workshops.  We help each child reach their full potential and succeed in life.  We believe in each of our students dreams and goals, and with self-esteem building lessons at Kids Need Support 2, they will stand tall believing in themselves.  -  Let this year reveal every miracle on your determined journey to good health and a successful life!


2017  CALENDAR 

January 14, 2017 
Topic to be discussed:  True Determination to Succeed - Serving while  Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Minnie B. Veal Community Center and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Edison New Jersey

January 16, 2017

 Serving at Rahway Food For Friends Food Pantry and The City of Rahway Dr. King March/ Second Baptist Church, Rahway, New Jersey 

  • Thyroid Awareness Month
Speaker: Rahway NAACP , location is Rahway, NJ
Refreshments will be served. 

January 21, 2017
Speaker:  Open discussion
Topic: "I Have A Dream" 

Honoring:  Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) 

Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Refreshments will be served.  

January 28, 2017
Movie Night with Mentors and Mentees 
Movie: Hidden Figures 3 and up
Refreshments will be served.  

February 10, 2017 

- KNS2 Love Celebration at the Minnie B. Veal Community Center with DJ Leak

February 11, 2017               (Serving at Rahway Food For Friends Soup Kitchen)
Speaker:  Rachael T. Dietician, RPD /RWJ Barnabas Hospital
Topic: Diabetes and Children, Eating Healthier, Playing More
Refreshments will be served.

February 18, 2017
Speaker:  Sister Flora and Patrick Slowey

  • American Heart Month - LOVE Explosion!!!
Topic: Love Heals Inside and Out , Love Day Celebration
Wear Red Ribbon and anything red to support finding a cure for heart diseases. 
Refreshments will be served.

February 25, 2017
Speaker:  Dr. P.  Randhawa, Cardiologist
Topic: Heart Disease Awareness and Prevention / KNS2 Heart Fit Teens only

Honoring: Toni Braxton - singer, actress, who suffers with pericarditis.  

Refreshments will be served.


February 25, 2017
Speaker:  Open Discussion
Topic: Black History Month /  Having Fun while Disabled
Honoring:  "Audre Lorde"  (1934-1992)  -  American Writer / Civil Rights Activist:  It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
President's Day Recognition
Honoring:  Franklin Delano Roosevelt - U.S. President (1882-1945) 
Franklin Roosevelt served for 3 terms as President of the United States and helped pull the country out of the depression through social programs. He also led the U.S. through World War II. Due to polio, FDR  disability was that he could not walk unassisted.

Refreshments will be served.

March 4, 2017
Speaker:  Open Discussion
Topic: Brain Awareness Week for Children
Refreshments will be served.

March 11, 2017
Speaker:  Get Engaged in Giving
Topic: Encouragement Week/ Community Involvement - Reaching the Hungry, Homeless, Seniors and Pets to share love, support and build community morale.
Refreshments will be served.

March 18, 2017
Speaker:  Get Engaged in Giving
Topic: Encouragement Week/ Community Involvement - Reaching the Hungry, Homeless, Seniors and Pets to share love, support and build community morale.
Refreshments will be served.

March 25, 2017
Speaker:  Dr. Preet Randhawap, Cardiologist
Topic: Heart Fit Worshop Series - Teens and Seniors in action - Planning
 Advocate / Campaign / Fundraisers 
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Refreshments will be served.

April 1, 2015
Speaker:  Determined to Succeed Series  Mentors (Serving at RFFF Soup Kitchen)
  • National Autism Awareness Month
Topic: Go Green with Special Needs (Group Meetings in the Designated Park) please submit your permission slips  no later than March 21, 2016)
Refreshments will be served.

April 15, 2017
Speaker:  Exercise and Fitness for Children / Go Green with Special Needs : Determined to Succeed Series Continuation  (Group Meetings in the Designated Park) please submit your permission slips  no later than March 21, 2016)
Topic: I am DETERMINED to conquer and succeed
Refreshments will be served.

April 22, 2017
Speaker: E. G. of Middlesex County  / Roots and Shoots Awareness for Wildlife and Humanity
Topic: Go Green while Exploring the Natural Elements and Trails in NJ
(Group Meetings in the Designated Park) please submit your permission slips  no later than March 21, 2017)
Refreshments will be served.

April 29, 2017
Speaker:  Open Discussion /  Roots and Shoots Awareness for Wildlife and Humanity
Topic: Go Green with Special Needs Part 3  (Group Meetings in the Designated Park) please submit your permission slips  no later than March 21, 2017)
Refreshments will be served.

May 6, 2017
Speaker:  Open Discussion /  Roots and Shoots Awareness for Wildlife and Humanity
Topic: Go Green with Special Needs Part 4 - Making Our Dreams a Reality
Refreshments will be served.


May 20, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion /  Lupus Awareness Month
Topic:  I am Special Needs
Refreshments will be served.

June 2, 2017     (Serving at RFFF Soup Kitchen)
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month  
Mentors vs. Mentees Basketball Fundraiser with DJ Leak and guest performers 1 pm - 5 pm  Battle 2 Survive Tournament 

June 10, 2017  and June 17, 2017
Speaker: April L A of WBJL Radio with Dr. Gill Ellis of Yes Unlimited
Topic: Music Therapy and YOU / Elevation Celebration / Battle 2 Survive Tournaments
Refreshments will be served.  (This will be a live broadcasting session at the WBJL Radio Station)  Everyone tune in!!!! http://wbjlradio.com/listenlive/

June 24, 2017
Speaker:  Mentors and Motivators
Topic: I am Special Needs ..... CONGRATULATIONS on Completing your Academic School Year!   
Barbeque, games, and prizes will be served.

July 1, 2017 - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO EVERYONE!!!! from the family at Kids Need Support 2!!!!  Enjoy your Summer and all the Fireworks!!!!

July 15, 2017
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: Why Me? Why Not Me! 
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Refreshments will be served.

August 5, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion - Summer Camp Begins
Topic: Strategies for Staying Ahead Academically in Summer Part 1
Refreshments will be served.

August 19, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion
Topic: Strategies for Staying Ahead Academically in Summer Part 2
Last Day of Summer Camp / Back to School Giveaways
Refreshments and educational tools will be disbursed to all children in need.


September 9, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion
Topic: Child Cancer Awareness Month "Show a child you care Bee Aware"
All children are encouraged to wear yellow ribbons and write a letter to a child assigned with cancer of hope.
Refreshments will be served.

September 23, 2017 -  (Serving at RFFF Soup Kitchen)
Topic: Cure Childhood Cancer  - Pjammin for Children with Cancer 
Wear your favorite pajamas all day to show your support for children with cancer.  Please bring in donations to support this cause. 

October 7, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion 
Topic: Breast Cancer Awareness Month "Reach teens with cancer"
All children are encouraged to wear pink ribbons. A group project will be made to support this cause.
Refreshments will be served


October 21, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion 
Topic: Trick or Treat With Special Needs /What Spooks Me the Most about my Disability
Movie will be displayed for 30 minutes of group session. All children are encouraged to costumes of their choice and bring your favorite song for the DJ. Team creations are welcomed.
Refreshments will be served

November 4, 2017
Speaker: Open Discussion 
Topic: Epilepsy Awareness Month
 All children are encouraged to wear purple ribbons with a purpose for the many causes in November that impact our children. Group project.
Refreshments will be served.

November 11, 2017 - Veterans Day!  Honoring Our Veterans in The Spirit of Excellence!!!

November 18 , 2017       (Serving at RFFF Soup Kitchen)
Speaker: Open Discussion 
Topic: Diabetes Awareness Month
 All children are encouraged to wear purple ribbons with a purpose for the many causes in November that impact our children. Group project.
Refreshments will be served.

November 25, 2017
Speaker: Thanksgiving Dinner for All Children 4pm - 7pm
Topic: Lung Awareness Month - We have much to be "thankful" for....
 All children are encouraged to donate food and create a card of thanks to be shared with children in the local shelter.  Food will be delivered to the shelter the following morning.


December 2, 2017
Speaker: AIDS Advocate 
Topic: AIDS Awareness Month
 All children are encouraged to wear red ribbons and create a Christmas Card  of Love, for children in the hospital with this disease. Cards will be delivered Sunday to the appointed children.  We will begin a toy collection for the children and deliver the toys on the 3rd Friday of the month of December.
Refreshments will be served.

December 16, 2017
Christmas Party with Kids Need Support and the MBVCC, Edison, NJ 
Topic: The Meaning of Christmas, Sharing Love
 All children are encouraged to their Kids Need Support 2 tee shirts and help decorate our Christmas tree and party!!! Exchange gifts! Children will feast on a buffet luncheon, enjoy music from DJ Saliek, watch performances from ballet, jazz, hip hop, gospel and more. Recite poetry, spoken words, engage in games and more.  Come join us on this day as we make new loving memories for each child in the community. 

December 23, 2017 - Gifts will be given to each child of Kids Need Support 2, as Santa makes a grand appearance to share some Christmas cheer. Hospital visits will occur after group sessions.


December 25, 2017 - MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL! GOD BLESS!!!

The Office will be closed for the Winter Break from December 25, 2017 until January 3, 2018.  We wish you all a very Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!!