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Our blog is home to all of the stories, struggles, and successes that make up the day-to-day at Kids on Course. Follow along if you want an authentic picture of the work we do, the people who have made a huge impact on us, and our hopes and dreams for the future of Kids on Course.

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– The Kids on Course staff

LATEST POSTS

The Legacy of MLK

  We created Kids on Course with the charge to provide students with opportunities and dreams they might not have access to otherwise. Seven years later, we are humbled by seeing those dreams come to fruition. Our students are not just the next generation of dreamers,...

New Team Members

There are a few AmeriCorps Members that we added to the Kids on Course team this year! These individuals are passionate about our mission, bring energy and excitement to the schools where they work, and are integral to helping us make the biggest impact possible. Get...

Finding Your Groove

With the school year off to a fast start, students across the nation are getting back into the groove of the school year, some faster than others. For roughly 700 elementary students in Cedar Rapids this past summer, the groove was found about 10 weeks...

Tricks of the Trade

Katelyn Schany Grant Elementary Site Manager And just like that, the school year has come to an end. It has been a great year for KOC at Grant Elementary. We have had a lot of fun with Learning Lab, Enrichment, SPARC Friday, YMCA Basketball, Cedar Rapids Track Club,...

May the 4th Be With You!

GREG WHITE Van Buren Site Manager & Star Wars Fan May 4 is a day celebrated worldwide as Star Wars Day. Its origin lies in the films’ most famous line: May the Force be with you! Star Wars is experiencing a new cultural renaissance through recently released and...

Claire’s Favorite Books

CLAIRE STEVENS Van Buren Site Coordinator With the end of the school year fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to create a list of some of my favorite books from when I was in elementary school. The local public libraries are awesome places to go for a summer...