Support Lithuanian youth by donating 2% of your income tax

Help Lithuanian youth reach their dreams by donating 2% of your income tax to one of The Kazickas Family Foundation programs: “Youth Can” or ASSIST. Your contribution will go directly to the program of your choice to help us continue creating more opportunities for Lithuanian youth. How to: In order to be eligible to donate […]

Youth participates in a military challenge

Every free nation has a sacred duty to protect its state from the external enemy forces. The state provides the nation with an opportunity to build its most significant unit of armed forces – the military. The Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion invited the „Youth Can“ children to Rukla to learn about the modern Lithuania […]

“Youth Can” kids and coaches take part in the “Olympic Generation” event in Druskininkai

From January 31st to February 2nd children and youth from all over Lithuania as well as their teachers and coaches gathered in Druskininkai to participate in the “Olympic Generation” event, organised by the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee.  “Olympic Generation“ is a project aimed at providing children and youth with olympic education and is built around […]

Acting workshops and emotional growth: “Youth Can” children’s first international experience in Lublin, Poland

Last week five children – Viktorija, Ausrine, Jurate, Nedas and Donatas – from different “Youth Can” program locations in Lithuania had a chance to travel to Lublin in Poland where they were involved in “Social arts” acting workshops together with other participants from Poland and Lithuania.  “Social arts” is a project that uses acting as […]

“You Can!” mid-season event takes place in Jonava, Jurate Kazickas pays a surprise visit

“Youth Can” mid-season event “You Can” took place in Jonava Sports Arena last week with almost 300 “Youth Can” children participating from all 16 program’s locations in Lithuania. In the event, children not only enjoyed playing frisbee, but also were coached by a professional marathon runner Mindaugas Šatkus. „In my opinion, events like this one […]

Jurate, Lucy and Augustine Kazickas surprise – visit four teams

Last week the “Youth Can” children from Miroslavas, Joniskelis, Pumpenai and Lentvaris were visited by three very special guests who just landed from the United States: the president of the Kazickas Family Foundation Jurate Kazickas, her sister-in-law Lucy Kazickas and Lucy’s son Augustine Kazickas. The honorable guests not only attended the practices and actively participated, […]

“Youth Can” season opening event with B. Vanagas: basketball, dancing and discussions

Yesterday in Kedainiai Arena we kicked off Youth Can’s Season Opening with a big basketball celebration! More than 300 program’s youth gathered from different cities, towns and villages in Lithuania to participate in various basketball competitions. Teams from Kedainiai sports center joined in and competed as well. Throughout the whole event, youth demonstrated their basketball […]

Alex Kazickas: “Lithuanians are some of the strongest people I know”

Alex Kazickas, co-founder of “Youth Can” (former “Basketball Power”) I am very proud of my family history, of being Lithuanian. To me, it means being a part of a community of people who are strong-willed and resilient. The most important thing about Lithuania to me is our independence. Reflecting on the 100th Anniversary of Lithuania’s […]