About Us 2018-12-06T16:00:59+00:00

“Become the change you want to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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Who we are, what we do, why we do it

Spirituality for Kids International, Inc. (SFK) is an independent educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving children, parents, and professionals around the world. SFK’s proven spiritual social-emotional programs are designed to benefit all children – regardless of race, class, or religion – by teaching them viable ways to tap into their inner strengths and see their true potential despite the hardships and stressful situations in their everyday lives through a unique and immersive learning experience. Children that go through our award-winning program make better decisions, are more cooperative and empathetic, and have a deeper sense of responsibility and self-worth.

Our program is available for purchase as well as subsidized for those who cannot pay.

SFK operates through a variety of channels:

  • Online courses for children to do in the comfort of their homes
  • Online Certification Program for professionals to complete at their own pace
  • Outreach and partnerships with schools and organizations around the world

Spirituality is a tricky word…

Here is what we mean when we use it:

At SFK we are aware that the word “spirituality” means different things to different people. When some think of “spirituality” it relates to ancient religious traditions rooted in faith. To some it means secular meditation and a practice of mindfulness in day to day life. We honor and celebrate whatever it means to you currently! Nothing we offer in our lessons will conflict with anyone’s belief system on the full spectrum of orthodoxy to atheism.

What we refer to as “spirituality” is simply the part of the child that is not the body and the mind. The ineffable, beautiful, unique “spirit” (in SFK we call it “Light”) that is inside of every child. It is the deeper, purpose-and-compassion driver core of who they each are. OR The Light is one’s core – where purpose and compassion reside and one’s character is defined. We seek to educate and nourish this part. So when we named ourselves Spirituality for Kids,  we simply intended to communicate that we are a program that tends to the spirit the way a great school and healthy food nurture their minds and bodies. To raise a fully balanced child we need to tend the inner garden of each part of the child – mind, body, AND spirit.

Our Team

Michal Berg
Michal BergCEO and President
Michal leads SFK’s global expansion with inspirational depth. She is a celebrated author and speaker. But her greatest asset and qualification is that she is the loving mother of five children who challenge, teach and inspire her SFK work every day.
Claudia Bosschaerts
Claudia BosschaertsOutreach Advocate
With over two decades experience in the American and Hispanic markets, Claudia leads SFK’s outreach efforts in the US as well as Latin America. Her belief that all children deserve a better future drives her to advocate for them and constantly find opportunities to impact communities around the world.
Ani Mikaelian
Ani MikaelianMarketing Manager
Hailing from the “Windy City” of Chicago, Ani has over a decade of work in the marketing and communications realm. As a loyal volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, her passion is building a more stable and welcoming environment for future generations. She directs all global marketing efforts and maintains the cohesive message of SFK.
Arlene Santos
Arlene SantosFinancial Controller
Raised in the Philippines, Arlene brings two decades of professional accounting education and experience to SFK’s Finance and Human Resources departments. She oversees all internal and external reporting and ensures SFK’s operations and financial reports comply with all regulations related to non-profit organizations.

Our Collaborators

Halah Sbetan
Halah SbetanMiddle East Educational Coordinator
Halah started working with SFK in 2006, when the program first took place at the summer camp in the Elture (east Jerusalem) community center. In her opinion, the most important things about SFK is to help the kids, as well as ourselves, to understand our self and to deal with the personal issues we face in our life by managing our feeling and actions.
Orit Karrako
Orit KarrakoMiddle East Coordinator
Equipped with experience in international business consulting and a deep belief that it takes more than economic motivation to drive prosperity, Orit is managing SFK’s operation in the Jewish and Arab sectors in Israel.