KIDSTOP is a learning and activity program designed for school-age children in K-6 in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell-St. Stephen, and ROCORI school districts, as well as STRIDE Academy and Athlos Academy.
15 area schools participate in this important program run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota. Scholarships and county childcare assistance are available to families who qualify.
The Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to ensuring that all children have access to quality after-school care, because the children of Central Minnesota deserve to continue to have a positive place to stay after school.
Considering KIDSTOP for your school-age kids?
Quality Programming for Kids
Our services are built on the five core program areas:
- Character and Leadership Development
- Education and Career Development
- Health and Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
Nurturing Learning Environment
Whether your child needs assistance or structure with homework, additional help on certain subjects, or would simply love to play in the gym or do arts and crafts, there are numerous opportunities for kids to have fun while getting the support they need.
KIDSTOP is available from after school ends until 6 pm at 15 different area schools.
KIDSTOP operates during the summer and on school holidays as well, so you know your children will have a safe, educational, fun place to spend their time off.
Safety and Health Benefits
Studies have shown that children in after-school programs show reduced drug use, better classroom behavior, and tend toward improved health habits such as better diet and more physical activity. It is also a benefit to working parents who experience reduced stress knowing their children are safe and cared for.