K.E.Y. Zone Program (Knowledge, Enrichment, and Youth Development)


K.E.Y. Zone is a collaborative program of the Duluth Y and ISD 709 Community Education.  The locations of these high quality programs are at all 9 Duluth Public Elementary Schools, which provides services for grades K-5 year round including summer and school breaks.  
School Year Programming :
Open to students attending the school during the day.
2:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (when school is in session)
Program is open at select sites during school breaks from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with an additional $37 daily rate per child.
Typical Day:  
Time In
Time Out
2:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Check-in, Snack and Physical Recreation
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Brain Time Activities
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Choice Time and Check-out
Congdon Park, 218-336-8825 x1 (3116 East Superior Street)
Homecroft, 218-336-8865 x5 (4748 Howard Gnesen Road)
Lakewood, 218-336-8870 x2602 (5207 North Tischer Road)
Laura MacArthur, 218-336-8900 x3111 (720 North Central Avenue)
Lester Park, 218-336-8875 x2689 (5300 Glenwood Street)*
Lowell, 218-336-8895 x2947 (2000 Rice Lake Road)
Myers-Wilkins, 218-393-4463 (1027 North 8th Avenue East)
Piedmont, 218-336-8950 x2795 (2827 Chambersburg Avenue)
Stowe, 218-336-8965 x3904 (715  101st Avenue West)

A $30.00 registration fee for each child. Fees are due with completed registration materials and are non-refundable.
Contract Option A
Full time afterschool
5 days/week
Contract Option B
Flex afterschool
12 sessions/month
Registration Date: To start on the first day of school in the fall, you must register between April 2017 through August 1, 2017, but space is limited at some sites so register early to grantee a spot. Registration after August 1, 2017, the start date will be decided by site capacity.

Summer Programming:

Open to area children (need not attend Duluth Public Schools). For students who have completed kindergarten through completed 5th grade. Activities include special on-site programming and weekly off-site field trips.


Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Dates: Monday, June 18 – Friday, August 24 (closed July 4th), 25 days minimum enrollment with flexible scheduling

Registration Fee: A $30.00 registration fee for each child  (only if you did not participate in the school year program)

Rates:  $39 daily rate (includes weekly field trips)

Sites: at select ISD 709 elementary schools

Registration Date: Opens March 5, 2018 and closes May 15, 2018


Contact and Registration: 
For more information or to register, contact the KEY Zone Main Office located at Laura MacArthur School at 218-336-8900 x2 or visit www.duluthcommuityed.org.


County assistance accepted, but must call the main office to register.

KEY Zone Family Handbook


Community Ed. Website            K.E.Y Zone Facebook


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302 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 722-4745
Fax: (218) 722-4746


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