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.
Later this month, For Kids Only Afterschool will be submitting a proposal to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant for the William A. Welch School. 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.
“We are truly grateful to the Sheehan Family Foundation for selecting FKO as one of their educational partners,” said Deborah Kneeland Keegan, Executive Director of For Kids Only Afterschool. “With the $10,000 grant, we were able to provide scholarships for 15 at-risk Peabody Public School students, plus allowed us to hire a Literacy Specialist to work with our Summer Program staff and students on enrichment and reading projects. We could not be more impressed with the results.”
6th Annual Helping Families Fundraiser a major success for local organization. Executive Director Deborah Kneeland Keegan is extremely thankful to all the local businesses, donors, sponsors and guests who attended For Kids Only Afterschool’s (FKO) 6th Annual Helping Families Fundraiser. The yearly gala event, held recently at the Holiday Inn Peabody/ Boston, raised $44,000 to give local families the ability to afford the popular afterschool program.