Extended Learning Academies

We offer open enrollment, non-fee based programs with the goal of promoting academic excellence, social emotional literacy, and healthy lifestyles in an after-school setting.    

KQ began by providing after-school opportunities for youth. Over the past 17 years, we have enhanced and expanded these premium experiences, and today we serve up to 450 youth in South Memphis through our out-of-school time programming. Our programs have grown to include opportunities for students from grades Pre-K through 12. The Extended Learning Academies, comprised of our School-Age and Teenage Academies, provide “hands-on” learning experiences through our unique “Adventure Education” curricula. Students receive homework support, social and emotional literacy, recreation, a healthy snack and pursue individual interests through 6 “student passion” clubs.

School-Age Academy

The KQ School-Age Academy was Knowledge Quest's very first program. Serving students in grades Pre-K through 5th at all three KQKZ sites, this program provides fun and educational opportunities for kids in an out-of-school-time capacity. Currently, we serve over 250 students daily in the School-Age Academy.  

Teenage Academy

The KQ Teenage Academy is a membership organization for students grades 6-8th. This program offers an awesome experience of intellectual advancement and character development through an innovative, hands-on learning strategy and engaging artistic and recreational activities. Currently, we host up to 120 students daily at two sites (College Park and Gaston Park).