Keane On Kids 2016 - 2017 School Year

keaneonkidsKeane Foundation Grants To Community Organizations

The Keane Foundation has been blessed with the support of the community in all of our fund raising efforts, and with assistance of the Town of Wethersfield and the State of Connecticut as well.

running clubThe Keane Foundation has worked with the Wethersfield Park and Recreation Department, the Wethersfield Elementary Schools and the Central Connecticut Health District to a create a Running Club in each of the five elementary schools.

The students meet one day a week after school for five weeks leading up to the Mikey's Place 5K in October.

RUNNING CLUBS have the benefit of 5K FUN!

The Keane Foundation in collaboration with Wethersfield Parks and Recreation again brought Spring and Fall Running Clubs to all five Wethersfield Elementary Schools for children in Grades 3-6. The program encourages children of all running abilities to develop their endurance, set goals, and promote self-esteem.  Children progress from their current level to completing a 5K (3.1 miles).  

Fall 2017's Running Clubs will start on September 11,  preparing for the Mikey's Place 5K on October 15 .... registration forms will be available at Wethersfield Parks and Recreation website, or in person at the Recreation Offices at Town Hall or at the Community Center. Sign up early as the program starts right after school starts!  

 

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Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Programs 2017-2018

The Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Program was a verified success last year with about 1/3 of the Elementary students enrolled in creative after school programs.  That was 1,858 enrollments!  Programs from Gardening and Tennis to Cooking, Chess and Musicals were all well attended this spring. 

This Fall there will be additional unique offerings, such as Aviation, Fashion Design with Denim, and Magic Tricks!  There will also be 'cast only' auditions and Set Design workshops at Webb this fall for Webb's Spring 2018 Musical program "Aristocats". 

Again this year, Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Director, Caroline Fazzina, has designed programs specific to each school, and they will vary with the session.  There is a site coordinator at each school who greets the children, ensures that the program runs smoothly, and monitors safe dismissal at the end of the program.     

The Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Program works in partnership:

  • Richard M. Keane Foundation
  • Wethersfield Parks and Recreation
  • Elementary School PTO's
  • Wethersfield Public Schools
  • Tri Town YMCA

The Vision is to consistently provide a variety of After School Enrichment programs at all Wethersfield Elementary Schools in a safe and fun environment in which children can participate in athletic, academic, and social programs with the support and guidance of caring adults.

Children at all Wethersfield Elementary Schools are welcome to participate.  Registration for each activity is through the Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department. Those who are preregistered in the Keane on Kids After School Enrichment program can enjoy an activity for an hour after dismissal time.

Sign up Now!  Fall programs begin the week of September 18th.  They will run for various numbers of weeks, depending on the program, and will all wrap up right before the Christmas holiday. 

Watch for the Fall Parks and Recreation brochure in the Rare Reminder in late August as well as online soon at the Parks and Recreation website (www.wethersfieldct.com/recreation).  Registration begins on August 30th.  You will also be able to register in the Parks and Registration Department at Town Hall.       

Sign Up Early if there is a particular program that you like!

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We Are Proud To Have Sponsored These Keane Foundation Grant Recipients:

Hanmer Yoga
Charles Wright After School
SDMS Intramurals
WHS Literary Magazine
Charles Wright Drama
Highcrest Yoga
Webb Yoga
Hanmer After School