What We Do

Developing K.I.D.S. provides high-quality youth development activities year round for ages 5-18, also supporting alumni in their transition into adulthood.

See this link for a chart of our external evaluation scores using the Weikart Center for Program Quality’s Youth Program Quality Assessment tool to evaluate our afterschool program.  See this link for the recent external evaluation scores of our summer program.

All programs and services are provided at NO COST to participants.

Programs and services are provided to participants year-round. We provider afterschool programming in community locations and 2 schools.  The days and times vary with the location.  We serve youth between the ages of 5-18 in afterschool program.  Developing K.I.D.S. alumni that have matriculated through the program continue to receive support through the form of counseling, mentoring, college care packages, paid project opportunities, job readiness, summer employment and resource referrals. 

This infographic outlines our plans for the coming school year.

See this link for an overview of our programs and services in 2020.

Participation is voluntary.  We have an 85% retention rate without providing stipends, transportation or court mandates to attend.

The 6-week summer program at our headquarters is facilitated from July through August,  Monday through Thursday, from 9a.m.-5p.m. Registration fills quickly! We facilitate additional summer programs at requested locations that vary each summer.

Our Programs:

  • Prevention/Youth Development Program: positive youth development workshops and activities offered through the week and some weekends
  • Family Management Program: family night activities, resources, case management services and counseling
  • Community Support Program: special projects and activities for all to attend, such as Grief, Loss & Trauma offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month for youth and their families.  We also conduct Skill-building Summits for youth and young adults throughout the year.