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  • Join 4-H!  4-H empowers youth, ages 5-19, through hands-on learning.
  • Archery, clothing, fishing, foods, Legos, photography, rocketry, small animals, large animals, leadership, service, summer camp, travel, new friends, and more!
  • 4-H Flier - English
  • 4-H Flier - Spanish
  • For more information on how to join, or to attend an upcoming information session, go to

Adult Day Services - Easterseals

Easterseals Adult Day Service is designed to preserve independence, increase socialization, and enhance the quality of life of our participants and their caregivers. Choosing the right day program can be challenging; Easterseals is here to support and welcome you into one of our Adult Day programs.

To make a referral or to request additional information, please contact Rachel Simon, Respite Services Manager at (414) 550-2790.

Anderson Arts Center CREATIVE CLASSES

  • Part of the Kemper Center campus, offers classes in art, music and dance for all ages, all year round!
  • Art Gallery and Gift Shop OPEN for free admission, Tuesdays-Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Call ahead for schedule.
  • Location: 6603 3rd Avenue, Kenosha. Telephone: 262-653-0481, Website:
  • Latest Updates & Special Events Information found on Anderson’s Facebook page.

Before and After School Program at RecPlex

  • The RecPlex Before and After School Program provides transportation to and from school, as well as wide variety of activities for children to do before and after school including: gym games, outdoor play, swimming, arts and crafts and more!. The RecPlex also provides mid-day pick up for children attending K4 classes for only half the day.

  • Information flier (PDF)

Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

Each child attending the Club needs a membership. Memberships are $20 per child per year or $30 per family per year. The fee is waived for all teen members (ages 13-18). Program areas of focus include education, leadership, recreation, health and life skills. A healthy meal or snack is served daily.

  • Troha Youth Center & Tween Center
    • ​​Ages 6-9 and 10-12
  • Teen Center
    • ​​Ages 13-18
  • Laken Family Jefferson Elementary Extension
    • ​​Age 6 and up
  • BGC Sports
    • ​​BGC Sports (part of Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha) offers youth sport leagues and clinics to kids ages 4 - 18. Adult leagues are also run in select sports.
  • Boys & Girls Club information flier (PDF)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha website

Bright by Text

  • Bright by Text sends free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more!
  • Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child between the ages of 0 and 8 - parents, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more.
  • Sign up for Bright by Text

Building Our Future

Let's Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten!

You might be surprised to learn that being ready for kindergarten doesn't mean teaching your child math and reading. Rather, your child is ready for kindergarten when they have developed a love of learning and are curious to learn new things. Helping your child prepare for kindergarten will help them have a more positive and successful experience in school. In this video, explore how you can help your child succeed in kindergarten - and beyond!

¡Preparemos a Su Hijo(a) para el Jardín de Niños!

Quizás le sorprenda saber que estar preparado(a) para el jardín de niños no significa enseñar a su hijo(a) matemáticas y lectura. Más bien, su hijo(a) estará listo(a) para el jardín de niños cuando haya desarrollado un amor por el aprendizaje y muestre curiosidad por aprender cosas nuevas. Ayudar a su niño(a) a prepararse para el jardín de niños le ayudará a tener una experiencia más positiva y exitosa en la escuela.

Career Pathways Academy - Summer Programs

Children's Wisconsin Urgent Care

Community Outreach Event - Oct. 2

  • Multi-Agency Community Outreach Event - Saturday October 2, 2021 from 10 am to 2pm
  • Location: Redeemer Parkside Church 2620 14th Place Kenosha (across from the Northside Library/ Piggly Wiggly)
  • Basic health and dental screenings available onsite
  • Energy Assistance is offering 12-month COPAYMENT agreements
  • Energy Assistance applications available too!
  • Seminar on tips for how to protect yourself from scams
  • UMOS Community Outreach Event Flyer (PDF)

Cub Scouts

Interested in Cub Scouting? Join today.

Education Foundation of Kenosha

Seeking Board Members

  • The Education Foundation of Kenosha was organized in 1980 to support the Kenosha Unified School District and its mission. The Foundation has financed a wide range of educational and enrichment projects not able to be funded through the District's normal budgetary allotments.
  • The Board raises and administers funds to support:
    • College scholarships for Kenosha K-12 students
    • Classroom grants to support K-12 teachers
  • Commitment:
    • Attend four board meetings per year
    • Promote and attend fundraising events
    • Participate on one subcommittee
  • INTERESTED? Send your resume and a letter of interest to Stacy Busby at or 3600 52nd St., Kenosha, WI 53144
  • Learn more about the EFK at​

Everything Under the Sun

A youth and family activity guide of things to do in the Kenosha area.

FoodShares Benefits

  • Families with FoodShares benefits: Use your EBT card at Kenosha HarborMarket and Westosha Market
  • More information

Free Classes to Learn English at Gateway

  • Gateway's ELL program offers instruction in reading, vocabulary, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.
  • Classes meet two days a week.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Gateway ELL Information Flyer (PDF)

Girl Scouts

  • Join a virtual troop and engage in a variety of exciting activities of your choice.
  • Meetings are biweekly in the afternoon staring at 3:00pm, or in the evenings at 6:00pm.
  • Girls can choose the most convenient session to attend and they can join at any time.
  • Troops are starting the week of September 20, 2021.
  • Girl Scouts Information Flyer (PDF)

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project - Water Safety Resources

  • The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is about saving lives through water safety advocacy and drowning survival strategies.
  • Videos
    • WGN Chicago’s Very Own segment, “Man makes water safety education his life’s passion”
    • Dave Benjamin’s drowning accident and ‘Because I said I would’ water safety promise video
    • John & Kathy Kocher’s “Gentle Giant” ‘Because I said I would promise video.

Kenosha Community Health Center

High-quality, affordable health care for all. Visit KCHC online.

Dental Services

Back to School Annual Physical Appointments

Sports Physicals

Student Immunizations

Prescription Program

Kenosha Public Library

Lacrosse Clinic - Oct. 3

Lake Behavioral Hospital - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

Need Help with English? / Want to Learn English?

Even Start Family Literacy Program

For families who reside in the Kenosha Unified School District attendance area.

  • Adult education provides parents with basic skills, including English, life skills and the opportunity to earn a high school credential.
  • Parent education provides parents with a wide variety of learning topics, including parenting strategies, how to be advocates and role models for their children and strategies to support their children’s learning.

Learn more about Even Start

Register for Even Start

Sylvan Learning Center of Kenosha

UW-Milwaukee Italian Early College Credit Program

  • The Early College Credit Program at UWM allows students to get a head start on college by earning college credit while still enrolled in high school.
  • This is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in WI High Schools to get early college credit and to study "la Bella lingua Italiana".
  • More information - Early College Credit Program (PDF)

Voices of Wisconsin Students Project

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Research Partners are providing Wisconsin youth an opportunity to share thoughts, concerns, and insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.

The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Research Partners will conduct a series of 20 small group discussions using Zoom with Wisconsin middle and high school students this month and next month.

The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Research Partners will gather information about how students are coping; identify challenges, as well as examples of success and resilience; and obtain feedback about students’ learning experiences. This project will help the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, school leaders, and community organizations improve and implement services, programs, and supports for Wisconsin youth.

For more information and to register for one of the small group discussions, visit the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Research Partners website

Informational flyers

Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball - FREE CLINIC - Sept. 22

General Document(s)
Form English Spanish
Kenosha Community Health Center PDF icon kchc.pdf
Sylvan of Kenosha - Free Advanced Reading Assessment for Juniors and Seniors PDF icon sylvan-reading.pdf
Before and After School Program at RecPlex PDF icon recplex-before-after-school.pdf
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha PDF icon boys-girls-club.pdf
Children's Wisconsin Urgent Care PDF icon childrens-urgent-care.pdf
Sylvan - COVID-19 guidelines and offerings PDF icon sylvan-covid.pdf
UW-Milwaukee Italian Early College Credit Program PDF icon uwm-early-college-credit.pdf
Everything Under the Sun PDF icon everything-under-the-sun.pdf
Cub Scouts PDF icon join-scouting.pdf PDF icon join-scouting-sp.pdf
UMOS Community Outreach Event PDF icon umos.pdf
Let’s Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten! PDF icon bof-k-readiness.pdf
Easterseals Adult Day Services PDF icon easterseals-adult-day-services.pdf PDF icon easterseals-adult-day-services-sp.pdf
Career Pathways Academy PDF icon career-pathways-academy.pdf PDF icon career-pathways-academy-sp.pdf
Gateway ELL Classes PDF icon gateway-ell.pdf
Lacrosse Clinic - Oct. 3 PDF icon lacrosse.pdf PDF icon lacrosse-sp.pdf
KCHC - Dental PDF icon KCHCBGCKDentalEnglish-8-5x11.pdf PDF icon KCHCBGCKDentalSpanish-8-5x11.pdf
KCHC - Physicals PDF icon KCHCBGCKPhysicalEnglish-11x17.pdf PDF icon KCHCBGCKPhysicalSpanish-11x17.pdf
KCHC - Sports Physicals PDF icon KCHCBGCKSportsPhysicalsEnglish-8-5x11.pdf PDF icon KCHCBGCKSportsPhysicalSpanish_8-5x11.pdf
KCHC - Prescriptions PDF icon KCHCPrescriptionEnglish_8-5x11.pdf PDF icon KCHCPrescriptionSpanish_8-5x11.pdf
KCHC - Student Immunizations PDF icon KCHCImmunizationsEnglish_8-5x11.pdf PDF icon KCHCImmunizationsSpanish_8-5x11.pdf
Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball PDF icon wi-juniors-volleyball.pdf PDF icon wi-juniors-volleyball-sp.pdf
Girl Scouts PDF icon girl-scouts.pdf