For more than two decades, Kids on the Go has offered children with special needs a place to go during the summer months to keep them engaged, learning and fulfilled. Since its inception, it has steadily grown, increasing the amount of programming it offers and, more recently, the ages it serves.
For its 2019 camp season, Kids on the Go offers 25 programs at six locations for children with special needs ages 3 to 17. Three of those programs are new, including one in partnership with Special Olympics Michigan.
SOMIfit, which kicks off in spring — earlier than any Kids on the Go program to date — runs 12 weeks beginning May 3. It is led by certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist Michael Kaufman and recreational therapist Kathy Smith.
“It’ll be teaching overall wellness and fitness for ages 10 to 17,” said Kristy Schena, Kids on the Go founder and director.
Also new this year, a flag football program, All Star Flag Football, is for ages 8 to 17 and takes place Monday afternoons at the Mack Athletic Complex. It’s coached by Taiwan Jones, a former Michigan State University Rose Bowl champion and former NFL player, and Kevin Shubnell, a St. Joan of Arc/CYO football coach……..