KAPOWKIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK
, a program of the National Child Labor Committee
(NCLC), is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally designed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom and visits to work sites. KAPOW in South Florida is an affiliate of the national network of partnerships developed by NCLC.Learning for Success, Inc.
Learning for Success, Inc. manages the KAPOW program throughout South Florida. The program began in 1991 with one partnership between Burger King Corporation and Cutler Ridge Elementary. Today, sixty elementary schools, 423 teachers and administrators and more than 400 volunteers from 90 South Florida businesses currently participate in the program, serving 6,000 students. Sixty percent of the students are minorities (primarily Hispanic and African American) who qualify for free or reduced lunch.