TCKid: A Home for Third Culture Kids of all ages
Building Cross Cultural Bridges
TCKid: A Home for Third Culture Kids and Adults TCKid is a registered non-profit organization that serves as an active global community of Third Culture Kid (TCK) adults and youth across geographical boundaries. TCKid acquired its 501(c)(3) public charity status in November 2013.
In existence now since 2008, when Brice Royer and others as a team created this social network platform for a community of TCK’s that started to come together in 2006, TCKid has grown to include local chapters around the world in addition to its central virtual community. We have been featured on the BBC, ABC News, The Telegraph, the U.S Department of Defense and Education Week. (Please click here to see the original TCKid Team)
TCKid’s mission is to increase and support the individual and general awareness of the TCK experience and unique gifts by facilitating connection and community engagement.
Our new vision is to:
1. Provide comprehensive resources to help increase the understanding of the TCK experience and common challenges.
2. Celebrate the unique experiences of TCK’s while fostering a sense of community, self-expression, dialogue, and peer-support. and
3. Support the discovery of unique skills and talents related to the TCK experience and facilitate opportunities for expressing or applying them in various sectors of the community.
For those who aren’t sure what a TCK is, here is the definition: “A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ passport culture(s).”
The experience includes “frequently build(ing) relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.”
“A Cross-Cultural Kid ( CCK) is a person who has lived in—or meaningfully interacted with—two or more cultural environments for a significant period of time during developmental years.” – Pollock, D. and Van Reken, R.E. (2009) Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
If you are looking for a TCK/ CCK focused public charity to support, consider us! Click here to find out why.
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(Governments that honor the US public charity status may consider your gift as a tax deductible donation. US taxpayers will be able to claim their donations to be tax deductible. All donors will receive a receipt of their total donations after the end of the year)