Group picture of youth from a Developing K.I.D.S. program


Developing K.I.D.S.

Developing K.I.D.S. has been recognized by leading foundations as one of the most effective providers of afterschool programming in the City of Detroit. Our collaboration with them began back in 2012. We recently built them a new website that has helped them increase donations and program signups.




Web Design & Development

Website Management

Search Engine Optimization

Mockup of the Developing K.I.D.S. site on an iPad, MacBook, and iPhone

Developing K.I.D.S. was founded by Kimberly Johnson in 2007. Working out of the Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center on Detroit's west side, Developing K.I.D.S. provides a wide variety of academic and enrichment programs and wraparound services for youth and their families. Each year, the organization helps hundreds of youths from 112 schools across the Detroit area.

Our collaboration with Developing K.I.D.S. began in 2012, just after our establishment. Their website was one of the first that our team designed. Recently, we rebooted the site with a new design and more maintainable architecture.

Their team loves WordPress, so we stuck with it. The theme was modernized, with high-visibility calls-to-action directing visitors to learn more about the organization, register for programs, and donate. We set up a fundraising plugin that gives Developing K.I.D.S. the ability to launch private crowdfunding campaigns and offer planned giving to donors.

Mindful that many Detroit families lack a desktop computer and affordable high-speed internet, we optimized the site for mobile devices.

Since the redesign, Developing K.I.D.S. has received many thousands more in private donations, received accolades from major foundations and news outlets, and secured additional grant funding to continue helping Detroit youth succeed in school and in life.