Heritage + Legacy

Exploring the power of story: A literacy of self in community 

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2020 is the 20th Anniversary of The KidSAKE Foundation. Our focus, for many years, has been building character and community; strengthening self-esteem in young people and engaging them in acts of service. These topics all connect with creating a positive personal legacy. Our next project we are seeking funds to support is a legacy and heritage-based project that we will bring to communities in Michigan. More details to follow in the weeks to come. Please consider a donation for this large-scale project, we can't do it without support. The capstone event is tentatively scheduled for June 2021.

My|Mi Tapestry includes exhibits in galleries related to legacy of people in Michigan's history as well as live performances and workshops in schools and communities. We plan to create a digital component to this project so that we can 'bring Michigan home' to those who would not otherwise be able to attend and to create an engaging live experience.

Please consider making a donation! Thank you, we can do so much when the community comes together. 

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2019 Intertwined: A Legacy Project

Building Community Through Puppetry Arts, Ypsilanti, MI

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The Legacy Project

Jenny Rogers, Artistic Director


The Legacy Project can be booked for schools, organizations, businesses and communities. It involves capturing your life story in images, artifacts, and words through hands-on/participatory workshops.


Connect with us to find out what we do! All ages welcome. 


Imagination Intersect Camps and Workshops!
To book a camp, connect with us! kidsakefoundation@gmail.com

Imagination Intersect is an integrated arts camp that combines hands-on art activities with dramatic play and story-building.


Camp activities are multi-disciplinary and tons of fun! They include drama, creating a self-portrait plaster mask, building a puppet, and inventing a new world. Presentations are given on the last day.

2019 Creative Writing Workshops, Marysville, MI

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KidSAKE Creative Writing Workshops 2019.

KidSAKE Scholarship provides for young mother's education
May 2015 Update

Dania, at age 35, worked her way through her nursing school education while dual-enrolled in high school, too. She graduated with both a high school diploma and a nursing degree. Congratulations, Dania! KidSAKE has sponsored her education to nursing school. Thank you for your support. Changing the life of one person in this way creates a butterfly effect in a community the size of Cane. Without outside support, Dania would not have received her high school diploma or a nursing degree; she would still be mending and recycling clothing to sell to support her family. She is an example of what hard work and dedication can accomplish; a light for others in her community. KidSAKE began its work as a nonprofit by serving the women and children in the community of Cane, Honduras, by adopting a small soup kitchen run by retired schoolteacher, Clementina Martinez.

For more on this project, visit: https://clementinamartinez.wixsite.com/foundation.



thank you frontliners & essential workers