Serving millions of kids since 2002.

Dance party on the South Lawn at the Obama's White House Easter Egg Roll 2010.

What We Do...

KidTribe's mission is to create positive programming for children that educates, empowers and entertains. 


We engage children through producing original animation, live action and musical content that evokes learning, laughter, compassion and curiosity.


We encourage kids and communities to experience the joy of music, dance and movement with our high-octane events and school assemblies.


We develop inclusive programs that teach core academics through Physical Activity, Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts.


We ignite young minds with our standards-based  interdisciplinary curricula that is designed for all learning styles. 


We energize teachers to take their passion and expertise to the next level in our Staff Development Trainings.


We create campaigns and collaborate with  partnering organizations to bring initiatives to life in a meaningful, measurable, memorable way.


We speak to audiences around the world about the importance of raising a healthy, happy, whole generation of children.


We love kids and believe in their unlimited potential.


We also have a ridiculous amount of fun.


Testimonials...

“Thank you for creating lifelong memories for so many children. You bring sunshine and smiles - this event wouldn't be the same without you!"

- Michelle Obama, Former First Lady 


“KidTribe is saving the world, one dance move at a time."

- Los Angeles Times


"KidTribe's programs intrinsically  understand what motivates developing minds, helping students to become lifelong learners."

- Michael Funk , Director of Expanded Learning, CA Dept. of Education


"KidTribe's creative approach brings life to academic subjects in ways I never imagined."

- Shari Asplund,  Director of Planetary Missions Education, NASA


Who We Are...

KELLEE McQUINN - Founder, Executive Producer, Master Trainer

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Nicknamed “the Pied Piper with a Boom Box” by the LA Times, Kellee is the writer, director, producer, and curriculum co-author for all of KidTribe’s productions and programs.  In 2010 she received the Community Leadership Award from President Obama’s Council. She also won a Broken Glass Ceiling Award from Palm Springs Women in Film for her contributions in children's television. An inspiring keynote speaker, Kellee shares her uplifting stories about her dedication to the youth.  She’ s also hip-hop-hooped with millions of kids around the world, including the White House Easter Egg Roll throughout the entire Obama administration and the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play.


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GALE GORKE, Ed.D. - Education Advisor & Curriculum Specialist

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A recent TEDx speaker, Dr. Gale has been an educator for over 30 years. She co-authors KidTribe’s curricula and has earned 2 BA’s  in Liberal Arts & Youth Ministry, an MA in Administration, an Ed.S in School Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. She holds a Multi-Subject Teaching Credential for Preschool to Adult, and a Credential in School Psychology. She also helped author the Quality Indicators for Inclusion in After-School Programming and the  After-School Physical Activity Guidelines for the California Department of Education. The Executive Director of You(th) Kan, a 501(c)3 organization and KidTribe's fiscal sponsor, Gale oversees KidTribe's grants.



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SUE KOLBAS - Business Affairs, Strategic Partnerships & Community Outreach

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A highly-acclaimed business professional whose decades-long career has spanned from California to Capitol Hill, Sue's acute business development has forged her path as a nationally recognized business professional and top producer.  After a successful career as a real estate executive and most recently a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor/Wealth Manager, Sue has chosen to give back by serving our youth while leveraging her business development expertise.  Passionate about providing opportunities for children to grow into the best version of themselves, Sue oversees KidTribe's fundraising, sales, community partnerships, and serves as the financial strategist for KidTribe's outreach and expansion. 


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Some Partners & Clients...

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Awards...

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