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No one – much less a child – should be stuck inside a body that won’t move.  Yet, our kids are unable explore on their own.  Some cannot walk.  Others can stand and even walk with crutches or other aids, but still have trouble keeping up with their typically-developing peers.  Some cannot use their hands effectively or at all.  Some can only move their heads and necks.  These challenges mean that it is a lot harder for them to learn, grow and connect with others.

The 2023 Yearbook

The 2023 Build Season was a huge success. Geeks for Kids simply wouldn’t exist without all the kind hearts and great minds amongst us.  Consider what they accomplished.

  • Our 270-member, all-volunteer team got 64 more kids with movement limitations racing.
  • Our Design Team created or re-designed dozens of new pieces of hardware, electronics and software.
  • We introduced our rapid-response Love Bug program to serve kids who need immediate help.
  • Our Invent for Good teams created prototypes for a variety of new features to make it easier and safer for our recipients to get moving.
  • And, most importantly, they gave all of our kids the Power 2 Play - to be kids.

Click on the 2023 Geeks for Kids Yearbook to meet our kids, to learn more about our cars and see just how amazing it is to give kids the freedom to explore, learn and grow independently.


Case Studies

When you meet our kids – our funny, determined, joyous, irrepressible kids – you will be just as determined as we are to get them racing.  Read on to learn more about the kids we serve and how rideable cars make such a big difference in their lives.


In the spring of 2017, we built a car for Colson – our first car.


Elyce is a funny, sassy and determined 2.5 year old.


Nolan is about as cute as any human being could be.


Around the world, teams like ours are building cars to get kids with movement limitations racing, inspired by a grassroots initiative called "Go Baby Go!" developed at the University of Delaware.  Today, there are independent branches of this initiative all over the world, including Geeks for Kids.  The cars and the kids differ from place to place but the goal is the same:  to get kids moving as early as possible so they can learn and grow.

To date, volunteers have built thousands of cars for kids with disabilities.  Every story about these kids and their cars is unique, but all are exciting and inspiring.  Here are just a few of our favorites.

Students Inventing for Kids

Our robotics team - The Red Hot Techie Peppers - leads the way in designing and building custom, electric cars for kids with movement limitations. Now, other middle school thru college kids can join our call to Invent for Good.

Meet Mira & Her Car’s Control System

People often ask us how we design cars for our kids. In this episode of Meet Our Kids, we introduce you to Mira - another of our amazing kids - and explain how her joystick-driven car works.

Geeks for Kids 2020 Finale

In 2020, we gave 30 kids the #Power2Play by building customized, electric cars for each of them. Thank you to all who made it possible for our kids to explore, learn and grow independently - often for the first time in their lives.

Modifying Cars At University Of Dayton

University of Dayton faculty and students teamed up with the Miami Valley Spina Bifida Organization and Dayton Children’s Hospital to modify toy cars with push-button controls, headrests and more.

Kids On The Move At Shriners

The Go Baby Go! program at Shriners Hospital in Chicago provides battery operated ride-on toy vehicles modified for patients' medical needs to enable to move and play more independently.

The Mobility Initiative At UCF

The University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs helps children with mobility impairments socialize and interact by building hot rides for them to use to explore their world.

New Zealand Gets Kids Moving

The New Zealand Go Baby Go! gets mobility-impaired children moving.  And, all the fun serves as therapy. Being in control of the car is a powerful incentive to develop the right motor skills. 

Hot Wheels Help Kids Learn

Teams from the Oregon State University help kids get moving on their own.  As USA Today reports, “Go Baby Go! is giving kids with disabilities a chance to move like they never have before.”

Founder Introduces Go Baby Go!

The man that started the mobility movement, Cole Galloway, explains what motivated him to launch Go Baby Go! He has inspired hundreds of teams to build thousands of cars since the program began.