21st Century Community Learning Center

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We are proud to announce that Kids for Kids Academy was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant in August of 2015. We offer children in 1st through 5th grade in the target schools in our community – Kids for Kids Academy, Jack D. Gordon Elementary, and Norma Butler Bossard Elementary - free after school and summer programs that offer enrichment in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), language arts, positive pro-social behaviors, and conversational Spanish, as well as offer health and fitness activities that promote healthy lifestyles.

Our school year program takes place at our school, Kids For Kids Academy, on all Miami-Dade County Public school instructional days during the school year, and includes the following:

  • Forty five minutes of targeted daily instruction in the areas of Science, math, language arts, Spanish, and classes on positive pro social behaviors will be taught by teachers with Bachelors and Masters degrees to ensure the highest level of academic instruction.
  •  Structured outdoor activities two times a week. In addition, the personal fitness component of the program will include participation in a weekly karate class, soccer class, and fitness class.
  • Students will spend 30 minutes daily using computer programs suggested by the school district to reinforce the instruction from their home school.

The program operates Monday through Friday: 4 hours a day for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students and 2.75 hours a day for 2nd-5th Grade students.

In addition to the school year program, students participating in the program are required to attend a seven week summer enrichment camp which will include the following:

  • 90 minutes of daily academic instruction, critical thinking games on all subject areas, daily computer use, weekly classes in soccer, personal fitness, karate, and also offer structured and free outdoor play.
  • Weekly educational field trips will be used to compliment instruction.
  • Weekly cooking classes and daily healthy breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided during the summer program.

Parents are required to attend six two-hour family engagement activities that will take place on six Saturdays during the school year.

Click here to view our Grant Narrative.

Click here to view our first Site Visit completed by our Program Development Specialist at the Florida Department of Education.

Click here to view our Year 1 Summative Report.

Please like and follow along on our Facebook page, which includes photos and videos of student projects and activities.

Kids For Kids Academy
14465 Country Walk Drive
Miami, FL 33186