417-682-6002 [email protected]

Who We Are


AOK (About Our Kids) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower young people to make healthy life choices.

Our professional staff helps youth in the Barton County area become well rounded, community-spirited citizens and adults by leading, guiding, and instructing youth through activities, education, and enrichment.

We offer after school and summer programs for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.

We also work with a number of area schools in educating youth regarding a variety of subjects, including avoiding risky behaviors such as drug abuse and sexual activity, dealing with bullying and the value of proper nutrition and exercise

WHO can be a part of AOK?

Any youth in the area may be a part of AOK.
Any adult can volunteer or donate to AOK.
Please call 417.682.6002 to learn more.


AOK has three separate buildings in Lamar, Missouri.

  • The Wolf Building (801 E. 12th) houses children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Nathan’s Place (1005 Gulf) is located on the northwest side of the historic Lamar square and is the base for the VolunTeens (grades 6–8).
  • The AOK Corporate Headquarters (208 W. 10th) is located near Nathan’s Place off the northwest side of the Lamar square.