Enabling Youth to Accept the Present, Create their Future


Kristen Symbula is one busy woman. Full-time project manager, part-time yoga instructor, and enthusiastic Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO), Kristen also finds time to help underprivileged children in her Philadelphia community.

Kristen works with Katie at the Bat and the Community Angel Foundation. Both are non-profits dedicated to empowering children to help them achieve their full potential and live happy, productive lives. Kristen has put the business skills and knowledge she’s gained through her Amway business to use while raising donations for the entities. “When I’m cold calling these businesses, I’m able to transfer the knowledge I’ve gained working my Amway business to the non-profits. I use my business savvy while I’m helping people at the same time,” says Kristen. “I love bringing the Amway businesskristen_and_max into these places. I just love the exchange and the social aspect of it.”

“Katie at the Bat (KB) connects girls with athletics, and through being involved in athletics, the kids are better able to achieve what they want out of life,” explains Kristen. KB programs combine leadership training, character development, nutrition, fitness and academic assistance with long-term support from coaches and volunteers. The program emphasizes participation in organized sports, making it less likely for kids to engage in unhealthy or unsafe activities.

The Community Angel Foundation (CAF) strives to enhance the lives of underprivileged children and youth through programs such as I’m a Beauty Girl, designed to build the self-esteem of young girls, and Birthday Fairy, which distributes toys to children who may not otherwise receive gifts on their birthdays.

When asked why she gives of herself and her time to these non-profits, Kristen says, “It just makes me happy.”

Learn more about Katie at the Bat at: www.katieatthebatteam.org

Learn more about the Community Angel Foundation at: www.communityangelfoundation.org

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