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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



SPARC KATELYN SCHANY Grant Elementary Site Manager If you walk among the halls of Grant Elementary on a Friday, you may hear a buzz about something called SPARC. To an outsider, you may find yourself wondering, “What exactly is SPARC?” Well, SPARC is a program Grant...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

TYLER ZARUBA Harrison Elementary Site Manager With Valentine’s Day this past week and seeing all the students and teachers giving out Valentines, I was inspired to give out some Valentines of my own. So here is just a little appreciation from all of us at Kids on...

Kids on Course Mediacom Interview

If you've ever wanted to learn more about Kids on Course, spend a few minutes watching this interview with our Program Leader, Beth Malicki.  

Learning Lab Family Night

Kids on Course hosted a Family Night for families with students in Learning Lab. Family Nights were hosted at Van Buren, Grant and Harrison Elementary Schools and around 500 people attended for an evening of pizza and interactive activities. Families participated in...

Girls on the Run

Every September and February is an exciting time for our girls at Van Buren; that’s because it's finally time to start Girls on the Run again. Girls on the Run is an international girl empowerment running program. Throughout the 10 week season 3rd-5th grade girls come...

2016 Reflection

  Highlights from 2016: In March 2016, Kids on Course teamed up with Coe College to provide then 6th graders with a “day-in-the-life” of a college student. Sixth graders went to Coe for the day: taking classes, eating in the cafeteria, playing games on the lawn,...