Kids on the Block
Kids on the Block educates children – as well as the broader community – about health and social concerns that affect their lives. Using puppets and other teaching tools, Kids on the Block promotes understanding and acceptance of all children and adults, regardless of their differences.
Nashville’s Kids on the Block (KOB) was founded in 1981 by Alva Duke. KOB teaches children to value people with any kind of difference and to understand the consequences of their own actions and behaviors. KOB has a strong commitment to empowering children to make positive choices as they deal with the serious issues that today’s children face. The troupe reaches nearly 40,000 children and adults in schools and community agencies throughout seven counties in Middle Tennessee (Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson).