How It Works
After-The-Bell is a FREE after-school program for middle school students in the Kennett Consolidated School District. The 501(c)(3) non-profit, Kennett After-School Association, sponsors After-The-Bell to provide a fun learning experience in a safe, structured environment. Students are provided an after-school snack, participate in their activities, and then are offered a bus ride home—all at no cost to families, taxpayers or the school district.
This program is unique to KCSD and has been made possible due to the generosity and dedication of foundations, local businesses, and community members who have donated both time and financial resources. The Kennett After-School Association coordinates these efforts to provide After-The-Bell FREE to all students.
After-The-Bell operates three times a year, offering Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. The Winter session runs for 6 weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35pm–5pm. Students report to the cafeteria after school. A healthy snack is provided from 2:35pm–3pm. After snacks, students participate in their activity (or activities) from 3pm–5pm. All students are then offered a bus ride home or may be picked up at the school.
After-The-Bell offers over 40 diverse activities each session, with new engaging activities continually being offered, so there is always something new to try. Activities may be on-site or off-site. Students attend off-site activities and are offered a bus ride home via Krapf Bus Company.
Activities are run by the After-The-Bell staff along with generous volunteers from our community and are assisted by high school and college students. Many volunteers are current teachers, retired educators, parents/grandparents, and community members looking to give back. For more information on volunteering, CLICK HERE.