At The Salvation Army, we offer programs designed to strengthen the whole person. That’s why our After School programs include recreational, spiritual, educational, music, and art elements for your children. You and your child can choose activities based on your child’s interests, and you can rest assured that your child is in good hands with our caring staff.




In compliance with the Ohio Department of Health and the Governor’s office, the Dayton Kroc Center will be closed until the ban on fitness and recreation centers is lifted. We hope to see everyone very soon!


The Mission of SK2 is to strengthen families by providing an environment of fun & learning, so that every child, with the help of their families & the Kroc Community, will successfully complete their school year.

The 3 Pillars of SK2


An extension of training for parents & children alike:
Create a culture of curiosity through to a variety of topics and activities which will stimulate interest in learning. Educating parents on a variety of topics so that they can better assist their children in school. Partnering with parents in their children’s education by holding regular reviews of each child’s progress. Ensuring that every child is progressing in education so that none are ever held back.


Recognizing the decline of health among our nation’s children, we are determined to strengthen families by:
Providing healthy, homemade meals each day, which will add to their overall healthy nutrition. Creating healthy options for eating by offering a salad bar at every meal. Educating our families about healthy nutrition.


Strengthening families by providing an environment for bringing parents & their children together at the close of each day so that we may:
Provide an update to parents on their children’s progress. Provide a meal to them around the family table. Provide educational materials & classes so that parents may better assist their children with their education. Provide physical & recreational activities designed for families & their children.

Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Receive homework help & support, and participate in a variety of activities throughout the week! Snack & dinner provided, too!

Spring Session: January 21 - May 1, 2020
February 3: No SK2- DPS Winter Break
February 17: No SK2- President's Day
Spring Break: March 23-27
April 10: No SK2- Good Friday

Looking for Private Music Lessons? Check out our Music Programs!


Please note that classes are grade specific.

Meal Times
Dinner will be served each night between 5 PM & 5:30 PM and is for all enrolled students and their families. Meals are $2 per additional family member per meal, payable at the Front Desk. Please get your receipt from MSR at the front desk to turn in to the Banquet Hall.

Who Can Come:

Grades 1 through 8


Registration for Spring 2020 has ended, please check back in early August to register for our Fall 2020 semester.



SK2 is a FREE program ($10 registration fee)

To Register

Enrollment for SK2  (Smart Kids Strong Kids) begins August 5, 2019 for the Fall 2019 session.
Completed forms with fees will hold your child’s spot. To make a payment, or for more information, call 937-528-5100. Payments may also be accepted in person at the Kroc Center during business hours.

If Dayton Public Schools are closed or dismissed early due to severe weather concerns, After School Programs will be canceled. Click here for more information about our inclement weather policy.