AfterSchool KidzLit is a reading enrichment program for grades K-8 that is designed for out-of-school settings. Schools utilizing KidzLit are guided through a five-goal procedure: Literacy Skills, Written Expression, Core Values, Connections, and Critical Thinking Skills. Kidzlit helps students build reading comprehension and develop vocabulary while also cultivating a love for reading. Students are excited about reading by participating in read aloud, partner conversation and real-life connection activities through drama, art, movement and writing. These processes are aligned to state standards and have been proven to increase children’s enjoyment of reading, build their vocabulary, deepen their thinking, and foster their ability to work with others.