Financial Aid - Free Programs

K.L.A.S.S. PROGRAM 

Zeeland Recreation is honored to offer FREE programs to children who are in financial need through our Kids Liesure, Aquatics and Sports Scholarship (K.L.A.S.S.). Details are below. Questions? Contact us at 616.748.3230!

 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FREE PROGRAMS?

  1. Must be Zeeland resident OR attend a ZPS School
  2. Must be 0-18 yr old dependent child (no adults)
  3. Income of your household must fall within the National School Lunch Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

 

AMOUNT OF FREE PROGRAMS YOU RECEIVE:

  1. Each child who meets the National School Free Meal Program requirements receive two free programs of their choice per year (July 1-June 30)
  2. Each child who meets the National School Reduced Meal Program requirements receive one free program of their choice per year (July 1 – June 30)

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR FREE PROGRAMS:

Application details for K.L.A.S.S. are below. Once approved, you can register for 1-2 free programs by calling or stopping in our office and mentioning K.L.A.S.S. (we will verify your info). On July 1, your free programs and application process resets. Being eligible for these free program(s) does not grant permission for automatic registration if a registration deadline is passed or if a program is full. It is the responsibility of the K.L.A.S.S. applicant to apply and get their status approved before a registation deadlines passes or programs fill up. 

 


HOW TO APPLY

K.L.A.S.S. Application Form (submit in person or send to bgeertsm@zps.org)

  ZPS Students Non-ZPS Students

Children Under School Ages

Step #1

 Apply for the ZPS Free & Reduced Meal Program though ZPS Food Services here

 Submit a K.L.A.S.S. Application Form 

(submit in person or send to bgeertsm@zps.org)

 Submit a K.L.A.S.S. Application Form 

(submit in person or send to bgeertsm@zps.org)

Step #2

 When applying, agree to "Share Your Information to the Recreation and Athletics Dept". If you did not initially agree to share your information, you can find that form here. After filling it out, email it to foodservice@zps.org or bring it to ZEHS Food Services. 

 Your application will be processed within 5-7 business days.  Your application will be processed within 5-7 business days.
Step #3

 If approved, register for your free programs on the phone or in our office

 If approved, register for your free programs on the phone or in our office

 If approved, register for your free programs on the phone or in our office

 

 

INTERESTED IN DONATING TO SUPPORT KIDS IN NEED?

K.L.A.S.S. is funded by donations from community members. If you are interested in donating to help kids in need participate in Zeeland Rec programs, please contact our director, Brett Geertsma, at 616.748.3231 or bgeertsm@zps.org.

 

2018-19 SPONSORS OF THE K.LA.S.S. PROGRAM

Town Corners Roofing & Exteriors

Al and Barb Dannenberg 

Chad & Nikki Kleinheksel 

Craig & Sara Stevens