Community Kids After-School Program
Building successful futures
Keystone's Community Kids After-School Program provides a safe place where youth build successful futures. Community Kids facilitates growth in all developmental areas: cognitive, social-emotional, and physical. Our outcomes encompass school success and social skills attainment. Community Kids serves families living, working, or attending school in the West 7th neighborhood.
Licensed and Accredited
Community Kids is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and accredited by the Minnesota After School Accreditation Project. Our program strives to meet the highest standards of quality, giving our students the support they need to achieve their potential.
Ages and Hours
Community Kids serves students in grades K-10. School days: Monday through Friday, 2:15- 6:00 p.m. School release days (including summer): 8:00 am – 6:00 p.m. Healthy snacks are provided daily and breakfast and lunch on school release days.
We are a St. Paul Public Schools Extended Day Learning Center (EDL), utilizing district curriculum targeted to improve student achievement. Students receive reading and math instruction twice weekly from licensed teachers, daily homework help and library visits. A licensed teacher conducts STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) courses. Our staff partner closely with parents and schools to set goals and monitor student progress.
Community Kids facilitates self-confidence, self-esteem, leadership, and healthy relationships. We utilize the research-based Second Step violence prevention curriculum that teaches vital social skills such as empathy, impulse control, problem-solving, and emotion management. We proivde a wide variety of enrichment activities such as: art, theater, dance, music, cooking, science, gardening, tennis, soccer, basketball, floor hockey, swimming, multi-cultural activities, intergenerational activities, service learning and field trips such as museums, zoos, sporting events.
Community Kids staff are trained and experienced professionals that meet qualifications established by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. We hire staff members who have a commitment to community and families, knowledge of the developmental needs of children and youth, and an ability to meet those needs.
Monthly fees are determined by a sliding scale. Affordable fees are made possible because we receive funding through the Minnesota Department of Education as a 21st Century Community Learning Center, from the Greater Twin Cities United Way, foundations, business and individual donors.
Contact your child’s school to arrange transportation by school bus. Our address is: 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. We can provide transportation home within our neighborhood if parents do not have the means to pick students up.
To register, call or email Julie Murphy at 651-298-5493,x.214 or firstname.lastname@example.org