FBH Pierson Kids Zone Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00pm-7:00 pm at the Mission San Jose, located in Pierson. The Afterschool Program is held at the mission, making our program a convenient solution for parents attending the FBH/DSC Literacy Program.
Fifteen (15) students grades K-5, are involved in structured, entertaining activities that will help them develop and strengthen their academic, and social skills. Our after-school program begins with a nutritious snack and ends with a family dinner. After their daily snack, children are guided through activities, which include homework tutoring, reading, math and STEM lessons. Pierson’s KZ Program also provides opportunities for students to expand their understanding of ZEARN math skills learned and practiced during the school day. ZEARN is an online math curriculum for grades 1–5, with supplemental skills.
Food Brings Hope’s Pierson Kids Zone Program students, sponsors and parent chaperone visited the Museum of Arts & Science Family Fun Day. Students were excited to be joined by their parents who also had never visited a museum. All enjoyed the walk through the Children's Museum which featured the latest and greatest hands-on exhibits focusing on physics and engineering. It was an interactive and fun approach to science! The planetarium show explained how energy is all around us using sound, light, heat, electricity, and wind as examples. KZ students and their parents also enjoyed using familiar materials in new ways by putting projects together at the arts & crafts stations. The day ended with lunch in the Volusia Mall’s Food Court.
Dr. Primrose Cameron, a motivational speaker was invited guest reader to share her book Princess Primrose goes to Washington, DC. during Pierson’s KZ Celebrate Literacy Week. Dr. Primrose read and shared copies of her book… the story of a young girl, Princess Primrose and how she learns patience while taking a trip with her mother. Students and program sponsors worn pink tiaras and boas during storytelling. Every student received a signed copy of Dr. Primrose’s book.