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.
PEABODY – JANUARY 25, 2016 – Late afternoons are filled with engineering, yoga, cooking and science for students at the William A. Welch School in Peabody. Over 70 children at the Welch School continue to benefit from the For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) enrichment program funded by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The program supports additional learning time for students during afterschool and summer hours to provide creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that help to address college and workforce readiness and success. Through a joint collaboration with Peabody Public School (PPS) in the fall of 2014, FKO submitted the three-year 21st Century grant proposal and was one of 43 organizations/public school districts across the state of Massachusetts to be funded. FKO also implements the federally funded program at five sites through a similar collaboration with Everett Public Schools and one site in partnership with Salem Public Schools. (more…)
By Allison Traxler, Education Now – Fall 2015 In partnership with For Kids Only Afterschool, out-of-school time programming has expanded at the Bates School. Through a competitive grant process, Salem Public Schools and For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) have been accepted as a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) for the next three years at the Bates School in Salem, MA. Awarded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the purpose of this federally-funded grant is to provide struggling students with additional learning time during afterschool and summer hours. (more…)
SALEM – November 20, 2015 – For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) was recently recognized as a grant recipient agency during the Lenny Zakim Fund’s 20th anniversary celebration on Thursday, November 12th at The Revere Hotel’s Space 57 in Boston. The celebratory event featured an exclusive musical performance by renowned Grammy award winning artist Sting. For Kids Only Afterschool’s Executive Director Deborah Kneeland Keegan was one of 20 nonprofit agencies invited to the stage during the event to be recognized by the audience. FKO also participated in the Lenny Zakim Fund’s 20th Anniversary Video. “FKO is so grateful to the Lenny Zakim Fund for their support of our program,” said Keegan. “They were one of the first funders of FKO when we were a much smaller program. Lenny Zakim saw the potential in FKO and we will always be thankful that they supported our growth.” (more…)