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Kids Soar, formerly Community Outreach Program of Roanoke

Listing Last Update: January 5, 2021


305 Mountain Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

Primary Contact

Jan Keister

(540) 342-3103

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The Kids Soar (formerly Community Outreach Program) Literacy Initiative serves 40 early elementary students and about 50-60 parents/siblings of students each week. After school and in the summer our dedicated staff provides a structured learning environment where kids do homework and participate in research based literacy achievement curriculum. We also have special enrichment activities, clothing closet, library time, field trips, snack, dinner, and family night once a week. Parents attend weekly classes.

Kids Soar is operating at reduced capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mission Statement

Kids Soar is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization improving the quality of life of inner city children living in poverty in the city of Roanoke, Virginia by providing after school and evening literacy training, tutoring and dinner, school supplies and programs such as Clothing Closet, Learn About Books Library, Christmas Angels and Camp. Programming includes services for parents and youth.

Our vision: To share the love of Jesus Christ through creation of a safe and nurturing environment for learning and growth. Kids Soar strives to improve the quality of life of Roanoke, Virginia children and their families by providing quality programing where all God's children are mentored academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Our mission: To support children and their families by providing skills, opportunities for growth, and education for a successful future.

Hours of operation: After school during school year and evenings, and summer.

Cost info: All students are provided full scholarships, so there are no charges to families.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Kindergarten through sixth grade children referred by Roanoke schools for reading assistance. Weekly classes for parents, including English language assistance.

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