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The Wait Is Over!

Our Book Is Now
Available For Purchase!


The Butterfly Effect Coloring Pages

are now available to print from home! 


Butterfly (about the book & front center)

A sweet story about a boy named Felipe who learns how a good deed can cause a positive chain reaction… a butterfly effect!

It's about family, community, and the power of compassion.

Come join Felipe as he embarks on a journey of kindness along with his big brother Emilio, his parents, and his school friends. Learn how one selfless act can make a bigger positive impact than you could ever imagine.


Butterfly (left side)

We believe in giving the best possible future to children by preventing the trauma of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. This is done by strengthening families through counseling, resources, and other free programs!


Butterfly (right side)

This book will not only bring a smile and positive message to children, but it will help support our programs and in turn support children and families in need.


Akshaj Mehta is a 16-year-old author and philanthropist. He published his first children's book “Super Mouse” in 2014 when he was eight. Since then, he has written and published three more books, with all proceeds going to numerous children's charities. Akshaj serves on the Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Commission for the City Of Sacramento. He is a contributing writer for NMagazine and writes monthly for Sacramento School Beat. He is also the creator of Write To Lead, a writing website where students of young ages can submit their work and have it be published. Akshaj lives in Sacramento with his parents and younger brother. He enjoys playing the piano and the occasional video games with his friends in his spare time, and loves to learn new things. To learn more about Akshaj and his accomplishments, visit www.writetolead.com.
Butterfly (left side)
Butterfly (about the book & front center)
Butterfly (right side)


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Alexa Bandala

Alexa Bandala is a digital artist, communications professional, and proud KidsFirst employee. She began this passion project at the beginning of 2021 when she first reached out to collaborate with Akshaj, a talented young author whose involvement with non-profits made this partnership a perfect fit. Alexa began to learn about art and illustrating digital paintings in 2020, and she hasn’t been able to put her tablet down to stop drawing since. Alexa joined KidsFirst’s team in August 2017. It has truly been the most rewarding experience. Within her time there, she has grown in her skills and experience as a communications professional. Through her work and public outreach, she has come to feel more connected to Placer County. She also has a deeper appreciation for all of the people, businesses, organizations, and agencies that make this community flourish. Alexa is a huge Broadway and musical theatre nerd, and has a fondness for singing showtunes (loudly) in her car. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and performing with her band “Velvet Verses,” playing with her three dogs, and spending time with her parents and younger sister.


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KidsFirst Counseling & Family Resource Centers

We are a non-profit, community-based organization operating counseling and family resource centers which empower, educate and strengthen families through prevention, early detection, intervention and treatment programs. All services are free, confidential & available in English & Spanish.

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124 Main Street
Roseville, CA 95678
Tel: (916) 774-6802
Fax: (916) 774-2685

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


11960 Heritage Oaks Place, Suite 3
Auburn, CA 95603
Tel: (530) 887-3536
Fax: (530) 887-3856

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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