Harper For Kids


Harper for Kids is a youth character development program based upon legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success”. Our mission is to teach youth essential character traits that can help them achieve their personal best in life. Harper for Kids helps K-12 schools incorporate the “Pyramid of Success” into their character education to cultivate, inspire and nurture healthy character development that will help their students be successful in all areas of their lives. Our children’s nonprofit Harper for Kids’ character education program is in several schools in PSUSD and DSUSD and free to our partner schools. We are also a part of BNP Paribas Open Kids Day every year since 2012. Our program is based on legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and we are currently working with 70+ schools with 16 of them being in PSUSD/DSUSD schools! At this year’s BNP Paribas Open, we had about 300 students from two of our DSUSD middle schools come on site for a presentation with the #1 doubles tennis player in the world and her coach: https://www.wtatennis.com/news/siniakova-iain-hughes-help-build-leadership-skills-indian-wells

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Contact Name Tim and Peanut Harper, Executive Director (415) 994-2585 - harperforkids@aol.com


2920 Buchanan Street # 9
San Francisco, CA


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  • Harper for Kids (HFK) introduces Coach Wooden’s life skills to children in a way that he approved in order to carry his message forward and to help children lead positive, productive and fulfilling lives.
  • For Schools:
  • HFK helps schools incorporate Coach Wooden’s life skills into their character education program.
  • For schools and teachers who are interested in learning more about our school program, please fill out and submit our “School Inquiry Form”.
  • HFK “Inch & Miles Sportsmanship” Events
  • Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and his concept of sportsmanship are at the core of HFK’s “Inch & Miles Sportsmanship” events. Children learn about the building blocks from Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success through fun & engaging sports activities. They also learn that when you make the effort, 100%, to do your best, the score can’t make you a loser—do less than that, and it can’t magically make you a winner.