“AFTER SCHOOL TIME” PROGRAMLET THE KIDS GROW addresses the needs of the whole child through youth development, academic, nutrition, performing arts, medical and family programs. We offer a safe haven and an educational experience for kids ages 4-18 during the often unsupervised hours after school and during the summer, what we call “afterschool time.”
Our programs promote healthy relationships, provide valuable life experiences through performing arts, film, photography, field trips and strengthen families through activities that encourage family education and togetherness. Our goal is to help kids and their families break negative cycles, have the power of vision and to follow their dreams.
LET THE KIDS GROW ExperienceConsider Michael: He’s 9 years old, Hispanic and lives in a low-income rental home with his four siblings and his single mother who works two jobs and makes less than $19,000 a year. Before LET THE KIDS GROW started a program at his school, Michael would usually hang around the community streets with nowhere to go becoming a victim to peer pressure, gangs and drugs. Today, he has a place he can count on, a safe haven full of love, guidance, positivity and a sense of purpose in life. This where LET THE KIDS GROW truly makes a difference.
LET THE KIDS GROW programs are results-based and focused on giving youth the opportunity to grow and develop a positive future.We provide:
- Education Programs for Elementary School Children
- Education Programs for Teens
- Nutrition Programs
- Prevention Education Programs
- Medical and Family Programs
- Film & Photography Programs
- Performing Arts Programs (Includes the study of dance, music, acting / drama & voice classes)
- “Give A Backpack Change A Life” Program (includes meals & school supplies)
- One Million Gifts Christmas Program
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
I’ve done changed my life. I’m telling you, you could do the same thing. But don’t do it for me do it for yourself and do it for ya kids… Because they’re the future
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
To have big dreams, you have to practice, practice… You really have to sacrifice to be something great.