Welcome To Kids Off The Block

Kids Off The Block has made a commitment to the youth in our communities. We will guide you, respect you, care for you, love you, provide a safe place for you, build a relationship with you, listen to you, and help you to succeed.

The Power of One

KOB, as it is known, was founded in 2003 by Diane Latiker, a mother of eight, who opened her home to youth in her community to help steer them away from the negative influences of the streets.

Memorial To Our Fallen Youth

Kids Off The Block maintains a memorial of stones of young people killed by gun violence.

An Introduction to Kids Off The Block

Get to know how Kids Off The Block took form and has impacted the lives of thousands of youth.

Learn how it all began
Learn about Founder Diane Latiker

Our Latest News

The Woman Keeping Kids Safe

Steve Harvey interviewed KOB founder Diane Latiker. View on Steve Harvey's site here "

Author Yusuf Ali El Donates His Books “Thank You & Please” To Kids Off The Block

Big "Thank you" to Yusuf Ali El for donating his books to us!!! We will give them as gifts to the children at our upcoming events!

So Proud Of KOB Participant Denzell Russell / Honor Roll 2 Years In A Row!

This is Denzel, he's a sophomore at Fenger High School. He wanted to show me his basketball award. I told him how proud I am of him, not only for his basketball skills, but because he is also an Honor Roll student! All A's two years in a row!!! Not only that, he has...

King College Prep Seniors Donate to Kids Off The Block

KOB was so excited today at King College Prep, the Graduating Seniors and the Chicago Youth Philanthropy Group chose Kids Off The Block has their choice to be honored with a 2,000.00 donation!!! Thank you so much, and Congratulations!!!

KOB Thankyou

Kids Off The Block would like to say a big "thank you" to Ms. Wilbourne for giving 7 weekly bus passes to KOB participants!

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Teens Feeding Teens

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Entrepreneurship

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Positive News

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Education

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Youth Violence

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Poverty

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