Youth Activities

Are you a resident of Keene Housing, Southwestern Community Services or a Housing Choice voucher holder?

As a resident of Keene Housing, Housing Choice voucher holders or select residents of Southwestern Community Services (CitySide, Keene Highlands or Swanzey Township) your child can participate in many activities in the community at no cost to you. All you have to do is contact us, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

To the right is a list of some of our partners who offer activities your child can participate in. To find out more about the great opportunities we have available for your child give us a call at 603-352-0109 or email us at info@khkc.org. You can also stop by the Kids Collaborative office at Forest View Apartments, 5 Harmony Lane. We’d love to see you and talk about all the great things we have available for your child.

Join KHKC’s Facebook group! We post daily Monday-Friday about the free programs we provide along with events happening in our community.

Do you know of a program you would love to have your child participate that you don’t see here? Let us know. We would love to connect with them.

Contact Anna Crosby, KHKC Youth Services Administrator
Phone: (603) 352-0109
Email: acrosby@khkc.org 

Fall Youth Programs

KHKC covers 100% of the tuition fees for all of these programs. Registration processes vary. When you’re ready to signup email Anna at info@khkc.org

ARTS 

Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs – Grades K – 12

Monadnock Violin Studio – Violin Lessons Ages 6 – 18 years

The Music Kit – Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Fiddle, and Harmonica Lessons
Ages 5 – 18 years

MoCo Arts – Dance & Theater Classes 18 months to 18 years

Wakadoodles Art Studio – Art Classes Grades 1 – 8

ATHLETICS

American School of Gymnastics – Ages 18 months – 18 years

Boy Scouts of America – Grades K – 12

Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center – Ages 4 – 18 years

Keene Parks & Recreation – Sport Leagues, Intramurals & Rec Passes Grades 1 – 8

Kickboxing Keene – Ages 16 – 18 years

Monadnock Brazilian Jiujitsu – Ages 5 – 18

Steve Demasco’s Shaolin Studios – Shaolin Kempo, traditional Kung Fu Classes
Ages 3 – 18 years

White Crane Martial Arts – Karate Lessons Ages 7 – 18 years

Keene Family YMCA –  Youth Classes 18 months – 18 years

Keene ICE – Learn to Skate Ages 6 – 18

Swanzey Recreation Department – Seasonal Sport Leagues
Ages 4 -12 years

The Fieldhouse at Homestead Mills

ACADEMICS 

Cheshire Children’s Museum – FREE DAY PASSES

First Book – FREE eBooks for all grade levels

Imagination Library – FREE BOOKS TO YOUR DOOR EVERY MONTH (Ages 0 – 5 years)

Beyond the Bell – Monadnock Regional School District afterschool program

Cheshire Career Center – Preschool Program Ages 3 – 5 years

Project Edventure – Marlborough Afterschool Program

Project KEEP – Keene School District afterschool program

Sophia’s Hearth – Joyful Beginnings Playgroups

Feeding Tiny Tummies & Smiles Scholarship for Kids

We are excited to share that Feeding Tiny Tummies will be back onsite this summer offering their Summer Food Program.

Feeding Tiny Tummies will have three locations set up like a Farmers Market where Keene Housing and select Southwestern Community Services housing (Keene Highlands, CitySide and Swanzey Township) families can bring a bag or box to fill weekly throughout the summer.

Program runs June 27 – August 8
Locations: Monday at Forest View Property (5 Harmony Lane)
from 11am – noon.
Monday at Brookbend Property (82 Meadow Rd) from 1 – 2pm.
Wednesday Evergreen Knoll ( 851 w. swanzey rd) from 11am – noon.
Email info@khkc.org to preregister your family.

Smile Scholarship

Do you have a child or teen that could benefit from Orthodontic work?

Smile Scholarship is an scholarship program that provides orthodontic treatment to young adults (ages 11 – 17) whos families have income limitations.

Guidelines in applying for our Smile Scholarship:

  • Applicant questionnaire must be handwritten and answered by the applicant.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Cheshire or Windham County.
  • Applicant must have a significant aesthetic need for braces.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be between 11 to 17 years old
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled student
  • Applicant should demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Applicant must agree to follow the treatment plan and demonstrate the ability and commitment to make all appointments on time
  • Applicant is encouraged to display involvement and leadership in extracurricular activities
  • Application must be submitted prior to treatment. Patients already in treatment cannot apply.

*They will be reviewing all applications on October 1st due to having to temporarily close due to COVID-19. Thank you.

Middle & Highschool Opportunities

Drivers Education through TSR Driver Training School, Inc. 
Here is what you need to know:
Space and class time is based on TSR Drivers Training School’s availability and schedule and is not guaranteed. Funding is limited and based on first come first served priority. Funding, as available, will cover classes from August 2022 through December 2023. Funding will only be made directly to TSR for future classes. Teen must be between 15 and 9 months and not yet 18 before the start of their first class. Interested teens should register now! Please email info@khkc.org.

Keene Middle School (KMS) Washington D.C Trip 
KHKC received grant funds to help KH & SCS raising 8th graders attend the KMS Washington D.C trip in April 2023. For assistance email info@khkc.org.

Upward Bound – Keene State College
Upward Bound (UB) is a year-round college preparatory program. It prepares students for success in high school and enrollment in college.

Goals of the Upward Bound Programs
– Prepare students to complete a rigorous high school program of study.
– Assist students in applying to and enrolling in college.
– Introduce students to stimulating new areas of interest, both academic and non-academic, available at most colleges.
– Improve students’ reading, writing, math, science, test-taking, and study skills.
– Improve skills for relating to others from their own and different cultures.
– Give students the experience of cooperative living through self-governing residence on campus.
– Allow students to explore leadership potential and strengthen a commitment to self-improvement.

Job Corps is a federally- funded comprehensive program that provides essential academic and career skills training and prepares students for success in every aspect of their lives.

At Job Corps, you receive basic living benefits to make your life easier. (Nutrition’s Meals, Furnished room w/roommate, clothing for career training, a living allowance, basic medial care, childcare allotment, books and supplies. Learn more here: https://www.jobcorps.gov/live

Earn your Highschool diploma, Driver’s Education, math and reading tutoring, fundamental employment skills,  personal career development plan. Learn more here: https://www.jobcorps.gov/learn

At Job Corps, you receive hands-on training in the career area you select. Its and on-the-job- experience designed to get you workforce ready. Job Corps offers industry-recognized certifications in 82 high-demand industries. Click here to learn more: https://www.jobcorps.gov/train