1. Breakfast Club: Working with all students or a specific population, KING provides physical fitness activities and then breakfast to get kids ready to learn for the day. This program is targeted towards populations that have high absenteeism or come to school without breakfast on a consistent basis.
2. Family Fitness: Typically offered 1-2x per week, mom or dad comes to school with the child 30-45 minutes before the day starts and participates in a healthy activity. Not only does this give kids valuable time with mom or dad, but it promotes healthy living and physical activity – something that is great for both the kids and their parents!
3. Early Drop-Off Fitness: What we call ‘0-hour Physical Education’ – there is no question that physical fitness to start the day directly impacts academic performance at schools. Schools that have implemented an optional fitness class in the morning have seen tremendous results!
Afterschool Programming, Sports Clinics, Field Day
This network of six formerly struggling Catholic schools known as the Partnership Schools has been partnering with Kids in the Game since their inception. KING works closely with their site directors to provide sports, dance, and academic support. During weekends, KING provides skills-focused sports clinics in soccer, basketball, and volleyball. At the end of the year, we bring the schools together for a 600+ person field day on Randalls Island – a special time of celebration and source for school and network-wide spirit.
The Cooke Center for Learning and Development is a well established provider of special education services in New York City. For over a decade Kids in the Game has had the pleasure of bringing adaptive physical education classes to Cooke. Providing a well-developed and inclusive physical fitness program is an important part of development for the students of Cooke Center.
Enrichment Administration, Summer Camp, Sports Teams
Kids in the Game and SBS has formed a deep partnership, starting with recess assistance and morphing into a series of programs. KING has full oversight over the enrichment programming, coordinating over 30 classes with ~15 vendors throughout the week. To build school spirit, KING has coaches both their CYO Basketball and CYO Track & Field programs. Finally, during summer months, KING operates a full-scale summer program for school and neighborhood families.
Consistently ranked as one of Brooklyn and New York City’s top public schools, PS 321 William Penn implemented the KING Recess SPORT program with in 2016. After working with the administration to identify goals of the program, KING sends 3 coaches daily to provide a range of activities. While the team provides sports and games in different zones, there is also an emphasis on movement activities and free play in other areas. The program has decreased bullying in the yard and brought a more inclusive environment to the recess time.
Sports, Dance, and Academics After-School Programming
PS 372K is an inclusion school on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus. Partnering with KING in 2016, the school was seeking an early morning program to help parents that needed to head to work earlier and wanted their kids to participate in meaningful activities. Following the conversation on the early morning program, KING also rolled out a full scale after-school program on Mondays to Wednesdays. The response from the program has been overwhelmingly positive.
Afterschool Programming, Sports Clinics, Middle School Sports Teams
Leman Manhattan Prep is an independent school located in Lower Manhattan, serving 650 students from 50 countries. Kids in the Game serves both the lower and upper schools doing a variety of sports and fitness programs. For the 5th & 6th grade students, KING runs clinics and teams for soccer/futsol (fall), basketball (winter), and track and field (spring).
Spruce Street is a growing school with a focus on engaging students in research and authentic inquiry based experiences. A site with limited space for recess, our coaches have designed a safe environment in tight quarters to help reduce injuries and ensure kids are engaged in meaningful games and activities. We have also rolled out a Jr Coach program, allowing older children to help coaches while learning leadership and peer mediation skills with classmates.
Sports, Dance, and Academics, After-School Programming
Corpus Christi School is a Catholic school located in the Harlem/Morningside Heights area of New York’s Upper West Side, serving Pre-K through eighth grade students for over 100 years. Kids in the Game has provided sports and dance classes for students since 2014. In 2017, KING took on full responsibilities for the after-school program, providing academic help, sports, dance, STEM, and other enrichment activities.
After-School Programming, Recess Programming, Physical Education
Citizens of the World seeks to create a high-achieving public school that reflects the abundant socioeconomic, racial, and cultural diversity of their surroundings. KING partnered with CWC to bring a mix of enrichment and sports programming to support that mission in 3 pieces. First, we provide a NYS certified P.E. teacher to run classes throughout the week that fit their schedule and space. That teacher also provides recess support during the lunch hour, working with teachers to deliver a safe and inclusive program. Finally, our teacher coordinates after-school sports teams for their upper elementary students, creating a sense of school community.