Kids at Risk Action (KARA) is a non-profit action tank that supports the people, policies, and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children. We are passionate and unapologetic advocates for the welfare of abused and neglected kids in Minnesota, the United States, and around the world.

Don Shelby is a strong supporter of KARA and produced this timely video addressing the mental health crisis during the COVID19 pandemic. Public Service Announcement (30 Second)


PORTAGES Mental Health App for Youth

KARA is working to bring Portages to at-risk youth in Minnesota. This mental health app is a critical tool to support youth ages 13-21 and will be offered free of charge to qualifying users for at least one year. Learn more about the program by clicking the button below.

Help us with Book 2

We’re following up our groundbreaking book 1 with a critical work for professionals and the general public. We’re looking for submissions and for a project manager.


Kids At Risk Action is a registered 501(c)(3) and donations are deductible to the extent of the law. Donations will be acknowledged for tax purposes. Your donations help with programs and projects that improve the lives of at-risk children.

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Take Action

Volunteers are the lifeblood of KARA’s work. Help us advocate for at-risk kids by calling your legislators or donating your time and expertise to our organization. Make a profound difference in the life a child by becoming a CASA guardian ad Litem.

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