The Explorers Club Program is open to any Kelso student who desires to get homework help and participate in academic enrichment activities afterschool. The "cost" of the program is that students come to the program ready to participate and learn and that they attend the majority of days the program is offered. Program goals include: Create positive attitudes towards education and school day, Improve school-day Attendance, Improve student, academic success, Create healthy relationships and peer interaction Programs focus on the following areas: Stem, Literacy, Homework help, Physical Fitness, Health and Nutrition, Social-emotional skills, Leadership Afterschool Program Schools: Barnes Elementary , Wallace Elementary, Lexington Elementary, Butler Acres Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Carrolls Elementary, Coweeman Middle School, Huntington Middle School, Kelso High School.
Outreach and Engagement
Care Coordinators help children and families achieve goals, access services, meet basic needs, and work towards long-term health and wellness.
Teen Prevention Programs
Local youth develop and carry out positive activities to discourage drug use, bullying and other negative behaviors.
Matches high school students as mentors to Elementary school mentees on areas such as homework help, companionship, activity involvement and getting along with others.
The Community Gymnasium is to promote physical fitness, healthy living, and positive activities for youth and families in Cowlitz County.
Beyond the Alphabet
Program goals include: Increase social connection to reduce or mitigate the effects of stress, trauma, and isolation. Support culturally and community specific approaches that promote emotional well-being and healthy relationships. Support services that strengthen caregiver and child relationship
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) puts young children across Washington state on a lifelong path to good oral health. ABCD connects low-income families with providers who know how to care for young children, focusing on prevention and avoiding tooth decay, as well as educating parents about how to take good care of their children’s teeth. Originally established to increase access to dental services for Medicaid eligible clients age five and younger, starting in January 2022, the program will be expanded to include children with a Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) indicator thorough age twelve.
Link hosts and participates in several community events throughout the year including: Link Back to Summer Carnival; June Link Back to School Fair; August Shop with a Cop; December Celebration of Children; March