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Kids of the Kingdom is a summer program for Chicago kids.

Kids of the Kingdom, better known as K.O.K., originated in 1978 at Emerald Avenue Church of God in Chicago, Illinois by Gladys Bennett. It is because of Gladys we continue to be a voice for children, providing leadership training, recreation, and socialization, which is ministry.

K.O.K. is a faith-based choice-based summer day camp focused on performing and literary arts. While at K.O.K. campers build ownership, social and emotional learning, agency, civic engagement, and growth – academically, behaviorally and socially.

With all of the obstacles that youth must overcome, exposure to an arts, faith, and service curriculum provides a lifeline which results in lasting improvements for the person and their community.

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In The News

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, SocialWorks, and Summer Smash Festival have teamed up to give three up-and-coming artists the chance to win $1,000 and perform at Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival happening on June 19th, 2022, at Douglas Park


May 10, 2022

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, SocialWorks, and Summer Smash Festival have teamed up to give three up-and-coming artists the chance to win $1,000 and perform at Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival happening on June 19th, 2022, at Douglas Park

2022 Kids of the Kingdom Is Hiring


May 10, 2022

2022 Kids of the Kingdom Is Hiring

Chance the Rapper, Ben & Jerry’s, and SocialWorks Kick Off National Teacher Appreciation Week with Navy Pier Event


April 29, 2022

Chance the Rapper, Ben & Jerry’s, and SocialWorks Kick Off National Teacher Appreciation Week with Navy Pier Event

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