About Us

HOW IT BEGAN

The Kids After School program was founded in 1990 in response to a community needs assessment, which showed that more than 600 students in Hutchinson Public Schools in sixth grade and younger were going home to empty houses. Kids After School sites, which were located at local elementary schools, allowed parents an affordable alternative to sending their children home alone. A site for students with developmental disabilities at Hutchinson High School was one of the first services of its kind in the nation.

WHAT WE DO TODAY

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America approached the City of Hutchinson in 1994 about forming a local Club. The outcome of the city planning meetings was the merger of the Boys & Girls Club with the Kids After School program. Through that merger, a respected national program was made available to the youth of Reno County without duplicating existing services. 

Today we serve nearly 1,000 youth per year. With countless opportunities for our youth and a focus on program excellence, Great Futures Start Here.
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