OUR STORY

In August 2015, while we were sleeping in a campground in Yosemite, a massive tree branch fell on the tent in which our beloved son, Dragon Kim, and his dear friend, Justin Lee, were sleeping. Both boys died instantly – at the age of 14. Our hearts have been forever broken.

 

We established The Dragon Kim Foundation in our son’s honor to carry on his love of life, to make it possible for other young people to pursue interests in areas in which Dragon himself was passionate, and to help give others the access to a bright future.

OUR MISSION

All kids deserve opportunities to find and explore their interests so that they can lead amazing lives.

Dragon had the benefit of a well-rounded educational experience. He felt that all kids deserve this and wanted to provide this for everybody that wanted it.  With his passing, we are carrying on and broadening his work.

 

Our mission is to provide funding and programs to enable children to pursue their passions within Academics, Athletics, and the Arts.

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Arts

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Athletics

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Academics

OUR PROGRAMS

The programs in which we’ve invested make resources and opportunities available to youth, irrespective of their economic situations. The Foundation initiatives help young people explore and pursue their passions in arts, athletics, or academics. We especially recognize and support initiative, exceptional achievement, and civic-mindedness.

THE DRAGON KIM FELLOWSHIP

The Dragon Kim Fellowship Program will award community service grants to support motivated students that want to create and manage a program next summer that will make an impact in the community.  This fellowship is in honor of Dragon Kim, a talented musician, athlete, and scholar who wanted to help others.

In the fall of 2016, individual students will apply for the 2017 Dragon Kim Fellowship, describing their proposed projects. Applications are due December 15, 2016.  The Foundation will choose up to 5 students/projects and announce winners in January 2017.

 

Once chosen, in early 2017, these Dragon Fellows will go through two weekends of leadership training. They will also be paired up with mentors with experience in their project area. In the summer of 2017, each Dragon Fellow will launch and pursue his/her project supported by a grant of up to $5000.

EVENTS

We want all our events to bring together a community of old friends and new friends. Each event will celebrate and support youth in arts, athletics, or academics.

Annual Concert

Many people have told us that the predominant feeling they got when coming to the concert was one of love.  They said they could feel it as soon they entered the Newsong courtyard.

Stand Up Boarding Event

Please sign up for our fun gathering in our remembrance our dear friend Dragon for his upcoming birthday. More details to come.

BLOGS

Journey with us…