Our Mission

Kids on Campus is a rural community-university partnership that empowers underserved, at-risk children and their families in the realization of their full potential through educational, nutritional, and recreational opportunities.

Program Goals and Action Steps

Goal: Provide children with the opportunity to enhance academic and life skills through high-quality out-of-school programming.

Action Steps:

  • Although open to all students, we will give priority in enrollment to children determined to be academically and/or economically at-risk.
  • Maintain or increase students’ mastery of concepts taught in reading, science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM).
  • Continue expanding educational experiences to families, schools, and communities.
  • Demonstrate healthy approaches to resolving conflicts, solving problems and making decisions.

Goal: Serve as a model program that will encourage and challenge other communities to develop partnerships to provide services for economically disadvantaged children.

Action Steps:

  • Bring together educational institutions, businesses, agencies, and community members to aid in the governance, implementation, and evaluation of the Kids on Campus programs.
  • Provide transportation for all students who need it.
  • Create and implement a multidisciplinary and multicultural curriculum.
  • Provide nutritious meals and snacks to all participants.
  • Ensure a safe environment for the program.

Goal: Secure the necessary funding to make Kids on Campus programming available to all at-risk children and families.

Action Steps:

  • Diversify funding streams.
  • Maintain and expand partnerships to leverage resources.
  • Provide an Annual Report to stakeholders to justify continued funding.
  • Develop a standing committee to promote stewardship and sustainability.


Some of our most recent programs have included:

Summer 2012: Kids on Campus Goes for the Gold!

Kids on Campus was happy to extend our afterschool program into a 5-week summer program held on the campus of Ohio University. The program provided students with a variety of experiences designed to help better prepare them for the upcoming school year. Learning tracks included swimming, cyber safety, reading lab, recreation, gardening and cooking, and green time. 

As a USDA Summer Food Service Program site, we provided breakfast, lunch and snack to all participants. We had special events most Fridays, and worked with community agencies, community members and other who provide programming to children.

Where: Ohio University Athens Campus

Who: Students who attend Alexander, Athens City, Federal Hocking or Trimble Local Schools. First priority was given to students who have a documented economic need, followed by students with an identified academic need as available slots allow.

When: Monday through Friday, June 18th through July 20th.  (No program on Wednesday, July 4th).

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Transportation will be provided as available!


2011-2012 Kids on Campus Afterschool Programs

Kids on Campus operated as six Athens County sites:

Amesville Elementary
Chauncey Elementary (For students enrolled at both Chauncey and East Elementary Schools)
Coolville Elementary
Federal Hocking Middle/High School
The Plains Elementary (For students enrolled at Morrison, The Plains or West Elementary Schools)
Trimble Elementary


The goal of Kids on Campus Afterschool Program is to provide quality educational programming for students. Each day, children are offered a variety of activities including:

  • Reading and Math Intervention
  • Test Prep Assistance
  • Homework Assistance
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Physical Activity
  • A Nutritious Snack 

Summer 2011

BE BOLD - Trimble

The focus of the “Be Bold” project is the belief that children and families who acquire the knowledge and motivation they need to make wise decisions about their eating habits and physical activity are much more likely to develop healthy lifestyles and maintain them over the course of their lifetimes. The Reading Lab will continue to focus on developing reading skills, and include writing and critical thinking activities. We take field trips most Fridays, and like to work with community agencies, community members and others who provide programming to children.

Where: Trimble Elementary School

Who: Trimble students entering 1st through 5th grades for 2011/2012 school year

When: June 20 through July 22

Time: 8:30 to 1:05

Transportation will be provided as available!


BE BOLD - Federal Hocking

With a similar focus to the Be Bold - Trimble program, Federal Hocking students will be engaged in three summer learning tracks: cooking, gardening and academic enrichment.  Working with community agencies, community members and others who provide programming to children, middle and high school students will enjoy an educational, hands-on summer program.  Because of a partnership with Community Food Initiatives, we will be organic gardening, visiting local farmers and producers and learning healthy cooking skills by preparing our own meals. Our goals are to make wise decisions about eating habits and physical activity levels.

Where:  Federal Hocking Middle School

Who: FH students entering 1st through 11th grade for 2011/2012 school year

When: June 27 through July 29, 2011

Time:  8:30 to 1:00

Transportation will be provided as available!