For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) strives to support the needs of children and families through academic, recreational and social opportunities that enhance school day learning and build upon individual strengths and interests necessary for life long success. Our programs focus on the individual strengths and needs of each child in our care and aims to provide engaging and enriching activities for children in all areas of development: socio-emotional, cognitive, language and physical.
CHELSEA – Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – Chelsea City Manager Thomas Ambrosino and Superintendent Mary Bourque are pleased to announce a new partnership between the City of Chelsea, Chelsea Public Schools and For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO). FKO, a non-profit out-of-school time (OST) provider, will begin serving Chelsea Public School (CPS) elementary students during the 2016 summer. In conjunction with this new partnership and after a highly competitive application process, FKO was recently awarded the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant which total $145,000 per year for three years beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. The grant will enable FKO to provide 40 CPS English Language Learners with access to OST programming, focused on language development and literacy skill building. (more…)
Friday, April 29, 2016 - Advocate News - For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) recently held the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of their new facility, Youth In Motion on Broadway, providing a safe space for area children to work, play and unwind. Excitement was in the air for the event. Deborah Kneeland Keegan, FKO’s executive director, said her staff told they felt like it was Christmas morning. Construction for the $2.8 million project broke ground last year. The new building was funded by the state’s Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund, community grants, donors and FKO. It can hold up to 120 children. “Children needed time and space to unwind and move,” Kneeland Keegan said about the desire to have a new building. Her dream came true with the new building. The two-story building has a library and computer lab, a nutrition cafe, a halfcourt gymnasium and a dance and yoga studio. There is also a kitchen and a classroom. (more…)
Revere Journal, April 27, 2016 - Exactly one year after breaking ground in the construction of an 8,000 square- foot facility, the For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) program celebrated the grand opening of its Youth in Motion project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 22. This state-of- the-art building is a nurturing space for children to develop healthy lifestyles, confidence, and team working skills. “We want the best for our children,” said Deborah Kneeland Keegan, executive director. “Children need time and space to unwind, move, learn strategies on self-regulation, and connect with others.” The $2.8 million development will provide year-round, safe and affordable after school care for up to 140 school-age children. At Youth in Motion, children will be instructed through daily enrichment classes, wellness activities, and individual or group discussions. (more…)