2023 - 2024 Afterschool Program
Knowledge Builders of Florida’s (KBF) S.M.A.R.T. Kidz afterschool program has been rebadged to S.M.A.R.T. Kidz Go Green.
S.M.A.R.T. Kidz Go Green integrates Sports, Math, Arts, Reading, Technology and Go Green in a structured after-school tutorial program for students in Kindergarten - 5th grades.
Our S.M.A.R.T. Kidz Go Green program incorporates homework completion/comprehension, technology development, physical fitness, social skills development, family involvement, nutrition education, art, and cultural awareness, standardized test preparation in an inclusionary setting and teaches student how to make a greener and cleaner environment.
As reading continues to be a fundamental tool for academic success, differentiated instruction in reading supports the individualized reading needs of program participants and helps to ensure students most in need of reading assistance receive the most help. Moreover, KBF was founded and continues to function on the principle that technology basic instruction is another key tool for success.
Knowledge Builders "Go Green" push it to teach and help students, reuse stuff when possible, recycle cans, bottles, paper, books, and even toys. Enjoy the Earth — walk in the woods, plant a tree, and eat some of the delicious food it produces.
The program provides students with an enjoyable and engaging learning environment after school when many parents need to be at work. Parents can feel comfortable knowing their children are interacting with their peers in a physically and emotionally safe setting that is aligned with CDC recommendations. Students can participate in structured and self-selected activities with their friends while under the careful supervision of our staff of well-qualified and well-trained Paraprofessionals and Certified Teachers.
Afterschool hours are 150pm - 6pm, Monday - Friday. Knowledge Builders provides transportations from Colonial Drive Elementary, Pine Lake Elementary and Frank C. Martin K-8 Center.
Afterschool supper and snacks are provided daily.
2023-2024 Registration fee is $50 non-refundable.
The weekly fee for S.M.A.R.T. Kidz Go Green is $15 a week, payable monthly in the form of Zelle, CashApp, or credit cards (3% surcharge will be added to credit card payments).
Knowledge Builders of Florida, Inc. (KBF) afterschool programs are developed as an extension of the researched-based model “PROJECT LEARN”. PROJECT LEARN was founded on research conducted by Dr. Reginald Clark which showed that low-income students who engaged in a variety of high-yield learning activities in their non-school hours had greater academics success than those who did not. High-yield learning activities are enriched versions of many of the same fun activities that Knowledge Builders (KBF) has always implemented and know how to do well.
What is unique about PROJECT LEARN: It is a strategy, not a program based on a set curriculum. Therefore, it looks a little different in each Club and each community.
The goal of PROJECT LEARN is to improve Club members’ school performance by accomplishing the following outcomes among participants:
• Increased motivation to learn.
• Increased school attendance.
• Better grades.
The goal of S.M.A.R.T. Kidz Go Green is:
To enjoy and seek out physical activity and maintain acceptable levels of physical fitness.
Improve the school and classroom learning environment, develop social skills, enhance violence prevention, and nurture citizenship.
Each student receives assistance with homework completion, while making sure each student understand the concepts, and develops effective study skills, work habits, and organization skills.
Increase parents’ desire to become more involved in their child’s academics and after-school program.
Demonstrate the power and effectiveness of public-private partnerships to improve education and bolster student achievement
Help each young person adopt eating behaviors that will promote health and reduce risk for disease.
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