Non-profit organization with independent 501(c)(3) status

Kids In The Spotlight, Inc. (KITS)

For 13 years, our mission has been to help foster youth heal and grow from trauma through the power of storytelling and filmmaking.

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  • LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Impact Beyond the Silver Screen

    Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) empowers L.A. foster youth to address and overcome trauma through the arts, telling their stories their way. Our Script-to-Screen programs culminate in the annual KITS Film Awards—think movie premiere meets the Oscars—where these opportunity youth are given celebrity treatment as they celebrate a year of learning, healing, and achievement. Prior to the awards portion of the evening, we screen the short films made that year, written by and starring our creative and talented youth, for an audience of 500+.