Welcome to After-The-Bell

After-The-Bell is a unique and robust 501(c)(3) after-school program that provides middle school students in the Kennett Consolidated School District with safe, structured, meaningful, and fun activities that promote learning and growth. Since it was founded in 1998, After-the Bell has provided after-school activities to more than 5,000 students at no cost to any student or family, and at no direct cost to taxpayers. This has been made possible due to the generosity and dedication of foundations, local businesses, and community members who have donated both time and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of these children.
Please view our annual report for a complete listing of our supporters.

5,000 Students and Counting!

During the Winter 2017 Cycle at After-The-Bell  we celebrated welcoming our 5,000th student into our unique after-school program. In honor of the mission of our founders, no child or family has ever had to pay for the structured and meaningful activities we offer. Read More…

Key Program Features

  • six-week Cycles offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
    and Thursdays in the fall, winter,and spring
  • A wide variety of academic, recreational, social,and cultural
    activities to meet the varied interests of middle school students
  • One-on-one homework assistance provided to assist
    students improve their academic performance
  • All services are free to participating students including more than
    50 onsite and offsite activities, healthy snacks, and transportation home

ATB Volunteer Recruitment Article

It’s hard to turn the television or computer on these days without hearing more bad news. Reports about shootings, riots, and acts of terrorism can leave us feeling demoralized and powerless. Most people want to do good things and to make a difference in the world. But sometimes we have no idea where to even begin.
Let me give you an answer to that question: VOLUNTEER!

Find a cause, an issue, a group of people that you really care about and donate your time to improve lives. Read More…