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Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK Afterschool Program - Bozeman School District #7

Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK Afterschool Program, 2017-18 School Year:

Greater Gallatin United Way is proud to offer quality, affordable out-of-school time programming for your family during the 2017-18 school year.  Programs do not have a cap in size, but your child must be registered to attend.  Registration will open on this website the week of August 14.   kidsLINK Afterschool was established in 1997 in response to an identified need in our rural communities; to keep children safe after school while their parents finished their work day.  kidsLINK Afterschool now operates in 29 school-based/linked locations across 4 counties and served nearly 2,000 children every day. kidsLINK is a fun, safe environment providing rich opportunities for learning,  personal growth, and building relationships.  Its success is the result of strong partnerships with schools, school districts, MSU, Gallatin County 4-H and other local organizations.  Click for History of kidsLINK Afterschool 

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kidsLINK Afterschool 6 Goals:

  1. Ensure no child is home alone by providing quality, affordable out of school programming that supports and engages busy families  
  2. Enhance student health by providing nutritious daily snacks and nutrition curriculum
  3. Strengthen student well-being by providing daily physical activity with a focus on lifelong fitness
  4. Promote student academic success by providing tutoring and homework support
  5. Develop student interest and passion for  learning through enrichment activities
  6. Foster student mental and emotional well-being through quality staffing and ongoing professional development

Bozeman kidsLINK Afterschool Program Offerings:

Morning Programs, 7:15 am to 8:00 am

  • Emily Dickinson  *  Hawthorne   *   Hyalite   *   Meadowlark   *    Morning Star   *  Whittier

Afternoon Programs, 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm and Early Release Fridays 2:30 pm to  5:45 pm  (Note, depending on the school, early release times vary from 2:00 to 2:30.  Programs open when school is dismissed.)

  • Chief Joseph   *  Emily Dickinson   *   Hawthorne   *   Hyalite   *   Irving   *  Longfellow  *  Meadowlark   *   Morning Star    *   Whittier

Bozeman kidsLINK Afterschool Program Scholarships:

  • Child(ren) must be registered prior to submitting a Scholarship Request Form.
  • Scholarship forms are required and program fee adjustments will be made on a sliding scale.
  • Scholarships are based on income, family size and need.
  • Scholarship funds fluctuate throughout the year.  Families requesting assistance may be asked to reapply for scholarships in December.
  • Greater Gallatin United Way will continue to make every effort to accommodate families so that financial need is not a barrier for children to attend the program

Questions?  Please call 406.587.2194 or

2017-18 Parent Handbook:

  • Coming soon 

kidsLINK Afterschool Program Coordinators: