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What our kids say about Kidz Club

 

Kidz Club

is for elementary school students. We meet
Tuesday and Thursday 
from 3:30 to 5:30p

Kidz Club is a partnership of Take the Next Step and
City Life / Youth for Christ

We begin with healthy snacks
and a time to unwind

We begin each Kidz Club with a healthy snack and a time to unwind, talk about our day, hang out with our cool volunteers, and maybe play some table games (educational of course!)

 

Then we work on reading,
math, and homework

Volunteers read for at least 30 minutes with every student. Reading is the foundation for success at school. 

We help with homework and if you don't have any, we have fun worksheets that improve reading and math skills.

 

We learn Life Skills

We learn new skills for life and how to become good members of our community.

We learn how to regulate our emotions, what to do when we're afraid, or angry...we even learn that you can bake chocolate chip cookies yourself!

 
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We learn about Jesus

We explore the teachings of Jesus and learn about the qualities that build great character in our lives like joy, peace, kindness, integrity, generosity, not giving up, being faithful, being gentle, being the boss over our own desires...and more.

 

and...

we always
have time
for fun!


Kidz Club is open to all elementary - aged students.

We invite you to stop by to visit any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon

While we do our best to make sure no student is turned away, we often have a waiting list.

Please complete our brief information form below and we will contact you to confirm that we have space for your child.

Your Name (parent or guardian) *
Your Name (parent or guardian)
Phone Number *
Phone Number
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Kidz Club doesn't stop when school is out!

Click on any of the images below to view our field trip albums

 

Kidz club
calendar

 

We do
Kidz Club
so that...

none of our kids need to be embarrassed to go to school tomorrow because they are having a difficult time reading or afraid to go to school because their homework isn't finished.

We make sure Kidz Club is a safe, stable, and nuturing place for every child to grow, learn, discover their potential, explore new experiences, and have fun.

We do Kidz Club so our kids will have a chance...will have the hope for a better, healthier, safer, and more productive and fulfilling life.

We do
Kidz Club
because...

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We don't want our kids to become statistics - we want them to become a success!

Then there's the purely practical...

$1.00 invested in improving a child's educational outcomes from pre-K through 4th Grade will return $8.24 to society.

A student who drops out before finishing high school will cost society $755,900 over their lifetime due to the price of incarceration, public welfare, and other factors such as how much less they pay in taxes.

 

 


Take Action - what's your next step?

You don't have to be a homework wizard to help at Kidz Club

  • Make healthy snacks
  • Hang out and play games to help our kids unwind from the day
  • Spend half an hour reading with a child
  • Help with homework
  • Love cooking, doing crafts? Share that with our kids!
  • Just be a friend

If you're ready to help our kids, EMAIL > Raylin Lucey, our Kidz Club coordinator, or stop by for a visit sometime. You'll have a great time!

Meet our volunteers
You can be one, too!


Sources:

School Statistics: Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State Report Card

Drop out impact: Ratcliffe and McKernan, (2012,September). Child Poverty and its lasting consequence. Low-income working family paper 21. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.

Cost to Society: Belfield, Levin, and Rosen, (2012). The High Cost of Not Completing High School. Columbia University.