Developing K.I.D.S. takes every opportunity to engage youth in fun & fit activities. We are a Quality Positive Youth Development Program.
All programs and services are provided at NO COST to participants.
Programs and services are provided to participants year-round. We provider afterschool programming in community locations and 2 schools. The days and times vary with the location. We serve youth between the ages of 5-18 in afterschool program. Developing K.I.D.S. alumni that have matriculated through the program continue to receive support through the form of counseling, mentoring, college care packages, paid project opportunities, job readiness and resource referrals.
Participation is voluntary. We have an 85% retention rate without providing stipends, transportation or court mandates to attend.
The 6-week summer program is facilitated from July through August, Monday through Thursday, from 9a.m.-5p.m. Registration is open to current participants first and to the community beginning April 2nd.
Prevention Program: positive youth development workshops and activities offered afterschool and two Saturdays each month
Family Management program: family night activities, resources, case management services and counseling
Community Support program: special projects and activities for all to attend, such as Grief, Loss & Trauma offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month for youth and their families.
We currently serve over 90 youth afterschool and make contact with an average of 110 of them each week. Some youth are in and out of program due to the sports season and other activities. We have served over 300 youth and their families since January of 2017.