KIDSTOP is a school-age child care program for K-6 located at 15 schools in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell-St. Stephen and ROCORI school districts, as well as STRIDE Academy Charter School and Athlos Academy. Kids love KIDSTOP because they have so many activities to choose from, including Power Hour homework help, computer access, gym activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts or just hanging out with friends. Parents love it because they know their kids are in the hands of youth guidance professionals who really care about them. KIDSTOP provides a way for parents to give their kids a quality before- and after-school experience at an affordable price. KIDSTOP gives kids daily opportunities that parents know are vital for their child's healthy growth.
All of these services stem from the Boys & Girls Club's five core program areas:
- Character & Leadership Development
- Education & Career Development
- Health & Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness & Recreation
KIDSTOP is offered at 15 area schools immediately after school ends until 6 p.m. (ROCORI, STRIDE and Athlos have different schedules - please click on ROCORI/STRIDE Academy/Athlos KIDSTOP). The program is also offered during some school holidays and during the summer. Scholarships and county child care assistance are available to families having financial difficulty. The Boys & Girls Club is committed to making sure that ALL children are entitled to quality after-school care, becasue the children of Central Minnesota deserve to continue to have a positive place to stay after school - place that is convenient for parents and fun for kids.
The KIDSTOP program offers:
- Life-enhancing programs that help young people see their possibilities
- Full-time professional leadership
- Parents only pay for the days their child actually attends
- Nutritious snacks are provided daily
- KIDSTOP is open every day from school dismissal until 6 p.m.
Download a copy of the KIDSTOP Parent Handbook (PDF).