Kids Crew

***Attention Parents. We are suspending Kids Crew registration until 2022 as we revise the program. Please check back in January for further updates***

 

Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew

The Epilepsy Foundation believes that kids can change the world. We created the Kids Crew to make sure you know that you are not alone and to show you how much we can do when we work together.

At the Kids Crew, you will:

  • Experience a safe and welcoming environment.
  • Learn about epilepsy and seizures.
  • Connect with other members.
  • Be able to participate no matter where you are or how much help you need.
  • See that you have the power to give back and improve your community.

We value your imagination and creativity. We know kids have unique gifts that can be used to improve the community and give back. Each of you has the power to make your own life better as well as the lives of others. We want to support you so you can build confidence and learn skills that will help you no matter where you go in life. We respect others, never judge one another, and believe every member is important. When we are open to accepting people, it helps us work together to accomplish amazing things. As a Kids Crew member, you will have the chance to be a part of something bigger that has impact all over the country and the world.

The program is free to join and is for kids ages 14 and under of all abilities. If you don't have epilepsy, we still want you to join. Often, siblings, friends, and relatives of those with epilepsy are the best advocates. We are looking for those who want to learn, spread awareness, and make a difference. And have fun, too!!

Kids Crew members will receive:

  • Monthly email with information and updates
  • Quarterly digital newsletter
  • Invitations to national virtual Kids Crew events (and local events where available)
  • Reminders to join activities that can be done anywhere

Kids Crew Themed Pins

***Attention Parents: As of January 1, 2022, we are discontinuing the themed pins to focus on reaching more kids who want to learn and connect****

One you are a member, you can earn themed pins when completing activities. We have eight types of activities including:

  • Planning and completing your personalized 10-Day My Health & Wellness Plan
  • Performing an act of kindness for someone with epilepsy or who is taking care of someone with epilepsy
  • Creating epilepsy awareness
  • Educating your class about epilepsy and what it means to you
  • Contacting legislators and Advocating For Change
  • Attending a Walk to End Epilepsy® or other local Epilepsy Foundation walk in your community
  • Painting your pumpkins purple for the Purple Pumpkin Project
  • Holding a lemonade stand for Lemonade for Livy

After participating, make sure you tell us what you have done by completing an online pin submission form by clicking here. Pictures are always great. You may even wind up in the Kids Crew newsletter! Once you describe what you have done, we will get your pin right out to you. If you a need some help from your family to complete the activities, that is fine with us.

For more information about the activities and to see the pins, please click here.

*Only one pin can be earned per activity, for example, if you teach your class about epilepsy and also create awareness while you teach, only the Educating Others pin will be awarded. You must be a registered Kids Crew first before completing an activity to earn a pin.

Kids Crew Videos

Throughout the year, watch for videos from Chair of the Kids Crew Leadership Council, Hailey Scheinman, about how you can create awareness, educate others in your community, and participate in events. She will be sharing epilepsy facts, interviewing some awesome people, highlighting experiences at events, answering questions, and more.

 

 

If you have any questions, please send us an email at Kids-Crew@efa.org.

If you would like to ask Hailey a question, please email it to us or mail us a letter to the address above. She will answer questions during future videos.

Kids can change the world.
So let's do it now! - Hailey
Authored By: 
Kids Crew Team
Authored Date: 
05/2019