Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc., PO Box 358272 Gainesville, FL    32635-8272    P: 352.372.0038     a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation
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Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc. - PO Box 358272, Gainesville, FL  32635    P: (352) 244-9723

Kids Count is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a free after school program for kindergarten through 3rd grade students in low performing elementary schools in Gainesville, Florida.

Our vision is to...
·        Provide an opportunity for students who need extra support in the community to succeed in school and life
        Partner with schools, churches, organizations, & businesses to offer a highly effective program
        Inspire hope, enhance learning, and improve self-confidence while building social skills & concern for others
        Provide qualified staff, volunteers, and expertise for the program

We focus on three areas: Academics, Social Skill Development, and Enrichment
     1. Academics:
Math and Literacy Tutoring - For one hour, twice a week, students work one-on-one with the University of Florida's College of Education tutors on math and literacy literacy skills. Each lesson is specifically designed for our student's individual needs. 

Homework Help -
Students are tutored one-on-one or in small groups with homework and supplemented with enrichment activities if they have no homework or get finished early. '

2.  Social Skill Development: 
We teach one character trait a month through practice and reinforcement.  We creatively combine our Friday enrichment activities to go along with our traits.

3.  Friday Enrichment: 
We reach out to the community by inviting guests or going on field trips. This provides fun learning experiences that our students may not otherwise have. 

Locations and Hours:
We are now serving 50 students in grades K-3 (20 from Rawlings and 30 from Williams). Reaching more students has always been and will continue to be our goal.
Site 1:  Serving Rawlings Elementary K-3 Students
Faith Mission
3701 NE 15th St.
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 244-9723

Executive Director Director: Bill Hutchinson

Program Director:  Keri O'Neil,

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays:     2:45-5:45
Thursdays:    2:45-5:45
Fridays:        1:30-5:00

Site 2:  Serving Williams Elementary K-3 Students
Early Learning Academy at Duval
2106 NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

Program Director:  Kristan Kolb Ellison,

Program Assistants:
Kervins Clement and Lithza Lorenzo-Pollas

Hours of Operation:
Monday:           1:45 - 5:00
Tuesday:          1:45 - 5:00
Wednesday:    12:30 - 4:00
Thursday:         1:45 - 5:00
Friday:              1:45 - 5:00

Kids Count is a Partner Agency of United Way.

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