After School Kindness, Inc.

About Us

After School Kindness, Inc. is committed to giving every child an opportunity to discover their passion for a specific activity. We bring in a variety of activities for the children to experience. We want families to have the same and equal opportunities for their children. In brief, each week we have a specialty day for the children that include a variety of activities from horse-back riding, to fire prevention seminars, to the Colorado Eagles’ players making special appearances, to professional golf instruction, and much, much more. The education the children attain through fun activities is immeasurable.

CREATE MORE FAMILY TIME

We make sure most if not all homework is completed and checked by the time you pick up your child. There are no glorified babysitters watching your children. All directors, team leaders, and aides are committed to making sure every minute counts in having fun yet educational opportunities for all.​

Meet Our Team

Your child will be safe in our kindness care. Our team is committed to your child’s success.

Samantha Black

C.E.O.

Bill Black

Owner / Childcare Consultant

Sarah Mays

Executive Director

Lynn Devlin

Staff Development, Programming, and Quality Assurance Manager

Rachel Knorr

Longevity Award: 2011 to 2022

Childcare Professional 

About the Owner Mr. Black  &  After School Kindness

Mr. Black's mission is to create more family time for parents and their children. After having two children of his own, he realized the importance of getting homework done so he could have more family time. His goal is to create a program designed to help children get tutoring help with their homework to improve their academic scores as well as have more family time when they get home. 


He believes all children should be able to receive the same confidence-building extracurricular activities that others experience. He also hopes to encourage other after school programs throughout the United States to hire qualified tutors who can help the children complete most if not all, their homework by the time the parents pick them up = more family time and better grades.


Mr. Black was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina but considers Colorado his true home since graduating from Colorado State University. After college, he became involved in the ownership and management of several karate studios in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to earning a black belt himself, he grew the business to twelve (12) studios and was voted 5th Best Martial Arts School in the Nation out of 20,000 martial arts studios by “Professional Martial Arts” magazine in 1997. Yoga and Pilates were added to the program in 2001 and a dance studio in 2002. In 2003, he started his first After School program, adding this to the Atlanta Karate Centers.


After School Kindness, Inc. services Northern Colorado in Fort Collins, Loveland with Greeley and Longmont coming soon. His hobbies include golf, fishing, skiing, helping others, and with his A.S.K. Charitable, Inc. Non-Profit www.askforchildren.org finding new ways to actively give back to his community. After graduating college and working in the childcare industry, Mr.Black's daughter Samantha Black took over the family business in 2020 and is looking forward to continuing to meet the needs of families all throughout Northern Colorado.

Skill Sets For Staff & Students

We encourage our dedicated staff to display quality skill sets on a daily basis to be example setters for the children to learn good behavior.

  • Accountability: Receives feedback openly and uses it as an opportunity for growth.
  • Active Listening: Holds self and others accountable; fulfills obligations and accepts responsibility for mistakes.
  • Attention To Detail: Demonstrates thoroughness and accuracy when completing tasks.
  • Building Relationships: Easily establishes and maintains connections with others.
  • Continuous Learning: Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities.
  • Decision Making: uses effective approaches for making a decision and weighs multiple options carefully before committing to a course of action.
  • Demonstrating Empathy: demonstrate sensitivity to others' needs and feelings; considers and attempts to understand the perspective of others.
  • Drive For Results: enthusiastically pursues challenging goals and puts an extensive effort to meet or exceed them.
  • Flexibility: adapts behaviors or ways of working in response to new conditions.
  • Following Directions: closely follows given instructions or directions.
  • Following Rules: Behaves with integrity; follows the rules and encourages others to do the same.
  • Helping Others: Looks for ways to help others and make things easier. 
  • Innovation: Demonstrates creativity and alternative ways of thinking to develop new ideas.
  • Learning Agility: Applies experiences and recognizes patterns and trends to learn new concepts quickly.
  • Passion For Children: Demonstrates an eagerness to work with and teach children.
  • Persistence: Demonstrates continued effort despite difficulties; recovers quickly from setbacks.
  • Problem Solving: Uses sound judgement to analyze situations and evaluate facts; generates effective solutions to problems. 
  • Productivity: Employs a quick work pace when completing tasks. 
  • Reliability: Keeps commitments and fulfills work obligations.
  • Situational Awareness: Demonstrates ability to tell when something is wrong or about to go wrong. 
  • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 
  • Taking Initiative: Seeks out new challenges and tasks or solves problems without prompting. 
  • Teamwork: Works effectively and cooperatively with others; is helpful and understanding in group situations. 

We Are Thankful For Our  Childcare Professionals

Respect

for those with whom we work

Integrity

in our decisions and actions

Service

at the center of how we lead and work