KELLYS KIDS, INC is an innovative program developed for children, youth and adults.
The program is educational in many ways including;
Below is a six week session curriculum example. Sessions will change according to the needs of the group.
Presenting this program over 10 years, we have noticed each participate grow and mature in very practical ways, learning the importance of daily routines and the consequences of not following these routines.
On a deeper level, we have observed children and adults reach out emotionally to the animal partners assisting them and loving them unconditionally. Staff can use the opportunity to correlate what is going on with the animal to what is going on in their lives. Children and adults have learned lessons about illness, death, pregnancy and parenting. Children in the child welfare system have learned lessons that help them deal with the loss of their parent(s). Additionally, children who have limited capacity can learn these powerful emotional lessons in a very personal way.
The cost of the program varies depending on location and number of sessions.
After School Programs
The target population or groups we serve for this program varies depending on the specifics of the group. Programs have been done for young children, teens and elderly. Usually the program is done within similar age groups. Primarily the program identifies youth who would benefit from a hands on experience with 10 to 15 youth participating at a time.
Our clients could be from town and state agencies throughout the state such as Schools, Parent Teacher Organizations, Family Service Agencies, the CT Youth Service Bureau, CT After School Network.org, Family Resource Network, Afterschool Alliance, Homes for the Elderly as well as private parties.
A Diversionary Program that is an alternative to support local Juvenile Justice Reform that compliments support for at risk youth. Our program models the restorative justice principals of the Juvenile Review Board to referred clients.
An Intergenerational Program for children and elderly that helps to instill positive values and to bring different generations and cultures together.
Age appropriate pre and post tests will be administered utilizing the framework of the 40 Developmental Assets® with a goal of increasing the participant’s behaviors that will enable them to develop into successful and contributing members of their communities and society. Program records show 90% participation during the 6 components.