FKO Afterschool Awarded $5,000 Grant Towards Scholarships for Winthrop Families in Need

For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) received a $5,000 grant award from East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation for FKO’s scholarship program to cover tuition costs for families in need.

“We are extremely grateful for this generous grant which expanded access to safe afterschool and summer enrichment activities for Winthrop youth,” said Deborah Kneeland Keegan, FKO Executive Director. 100% of grant funding was used to provide scholarship assistance that allows low and moderate income and at-risk school-aged youth from Winthrop access to quality out-of-school time enrichment.

FKO collaborates with Winthrop Public Schools and other community and government partners to design and provide out-of-school-time (OST) services that meet the needs of local youth. Through its longstanding contract with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, FKO provides low-income families with subsidized programming and through its contract with Massachusetts Department of Family and Children’s Services, provides Supportive Child Care services for children at risk of abuse or neglect, living in foster care, or exposed to trauma. Together, these collaborations help FKO connect Winthrop youth to safe, healthy enrichment opportunities.

With this generous funding from the East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation FKO will continue meeting the needs of Winthrop working families and children whose lives and education have been upended by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FKO is a nonprofit organization providing out of school time care to communities in and around the Metro Boston area.

 The East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation was established in 1998 by East Boston Savings Bank to provide funding to support charitable causes and community development activities within the communities of East Boston Savings Bank. The Foundation distributed millions in funding to support many deserving charitable causes and community development activities.

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