About ICEA

The International Children Education Association (ICEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2018, dedicated to preparing school-aged children to thrive in a rapidly changing multicultural society. We achieve this through various initiatives, including incubation programs, enrichment activities, cultural events, charity activities, and volunteer opportunities for children and their families.


Our mission is to help families raise children who value and pursue leadership, vibrant and positive personalities, self-confidence, and academic excellence. We are committed to providing equal education opportunities for all kids, regardless of their background. To support these goals, we provide services both in-person and online.


We offer the following services to our registered members:

  • Incubator For Kids. This program fosters entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Kids run non-profit businesses for other kids, receiving training and support in technical, financial, and marketing aspects.

  • Enrichment Programs. We partner with teachers who deliver courses designed to inspire, promote student involvement, and strengthen the foundation of academic knowledge.

  • Cultural Events. We celebrate holidays and festivals of all kinds, exposing children to diverse cultures and honoring their families’ legacies.

  • Charity Activities. We promote unity, patriotism, and compassion. We encourage our children to care for the environment, to reach out to those in need, and to build stronger communities. We organize family-based environmental clean-up events, charity performances and donations, fundraising, and other socially beneficial activities.

  • Volunteer Opportunities. Students build character through community service. We offer volunteer opportunities to qualified students in the 4th grade and above. Here are some examples of the opportunities available:

    • Videographer. Some of our classes or events are photographed and video-recorded, so they can be shared with other children or families who might be interested in similar activities. We train volunteers to use cameras and camcorders.
    • Video Editors. Volunteers help to edit photographs and videos. Editing often allows for fun and creativity. For example, the editor might add scripts of background music to the videos. We provide training on how to edit and how to use the software.
    • Event Coordinators. At least 20% of the planning board members for each event are young volunteers. They participate in assist in decision-making and communicate with younger participants.
    • News Reporters and Columnists. Volunteers, including students, write newsletters for each of our events and class series.
    • Tutors. Younger children need help with homework. Older students serve as counselors and coaches for younger children, sharing their knowledge of academic subjects and the wisdom of an older child’s perspective. Of course, tutoring also benefits the older students, who learn how to communicate ideas and to encourage. Such interaction builds bonds in our community. We provide rooms where high school students help with tutoring, problem-solving, model-building and coding.

Volunteer Awards

ICEA participates in The President’s Service Volunteer Awards Program (PSVA) as a Certifying Organization. The PSVA offers gratitude and recognition to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who live lives of services. Recognizing the great work of our volunteers delivers a powerful message that encourages others to get involved.

Hours Required to Earn Awards in Each Age Group
Age Group Bronze Silver Gold
Kids (5–10 years old) 26–49 hours 50–74 hours 75+ hours
Teens (11–15) 50–74 hours 75–99 hours 100+ hours
Young Adults (16–25) 100–174 hours 175–249 hours 250+ hours
Adults (26+) 100–249 hours 250–499 hours 500+ hours

Meet some of our ICEA Star Volunteers.