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.
SALEM – August 28, 2015 -- For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) is pleased to announce that their Development Director Briana Flannery has been named a National Afterschool Matters (NASM) Fellow FKO’s Briana Flannery was recently selected as a National Afterschool Matters Fellow for the fellowship beginning September 2015. Applicants to the fellowship represent some of the most experienced and diversely talented professionals in the out-of-school time (OST) field. The NASM fellowship is a two-year professional development and leadership training program unique in its national reach and incorporation of technology for ongoing collaboration. The program engages OST professionals in a process of leadership development where they learn to reflect on, study, improve, and assess their work with a view toward improving its quality and impact. (more…)
EVERETT – August 5, 2015 – Through a competitive grant process, For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) has been accepted as a 21st Century Learning Centers (21st CCLC) host site for the eighth consecutive year in four locations including the Lafayette, Madeline English, Parlin and Whittier Schools in Everett, MA. The purpose of this federally-funded grant is to support additional learning time for students during afterschool and summer hours to provide creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that will help to address college and workforce readiness and success. Everett Public School and FKO have partnered for over seven years to form an award winning and high quality out-of-school time program that is inclusive of all Everett children. Through support from Everett Public School administration including teachers, principals, and superintendents, the application process was a joint collaboration for which the program was recognized with highest honors. (more…)
In response to a June 17th decision by the Peabody School Committee, For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) is excited to continue serving Peabody families for the upcoming 2015/2016 school year and summer. “We are excited to move forward,” said Deborah Kneeland Keegan, FKO Executive Director, “and continue into our 10th year with the Peabody Public Schools.” FKO operates their Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensed programs in six Peabody schools including the Brown, Burke, Carroll, Center, McCarthy and Welch. A district director, six full-time site directors and a host of out-of-school time educators, inclusion specialists, Peabody public school teachers and community partners currently support the program, which serves over 300 children, including those with special needs. (more…)