The KidZone Children and Youth Program (KidZone) provides a safe, nurturing and engaging environment for children visiting the Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC). KidZone works to instill a sense of empowerment and freedom through opportunities for children to just be themselves.
KidZone is an integral part of the ACFJC where staff and volunteers invite children to play with educational games, work on arts and crafts projects, or explore the KidZone library. In addition, all children visiting KidZone have access to PULSE (Pop Up Library Services for Everyone), our onsite Library vending machine provided by the Alameda County Library, an ACFJC onsite partner. Children and adults can obtain library cards from ACFJC staff to check out as many books as they like. Library books are available in English and Spanish for children and adults.
KidZone includes other support programs such as Homework Help and Camp Hope. Homework Help pairs high-school age youth with children in grades K through 5 to provide onsite homework assistance at the ACFJC. During the summer, children 2nd to through 6th grade have an opportunity to spend a week at camp as part of Camp Hope California, a week-long sleep away camp in Northern California.
Each child is encouraged to explore the KidZone space on their own to support their individual freedom and provide them with a sense of empowerment. With constant staff supervision and a multitude of engaging activities, it is the goal of KidZone to provide support to families and their children seeking assistance from the ACFJC.