Kids Educational Enrichment Program, also known as K.E.E.P. is closing down next week. K.E.E.P. had been helping over 200 kids and their families in Sussex County this year. They have cited increasing operation costs (including the mandatory rising minimum wage in New Jersey,) and challenges as main reasons leading to this. As the largest childcare provider in Sussex County, K.E.E.P. has been providing programs both for before and after school with kids ages 6 to 13 years old. Whenever you've seen me do the guest celebrity Hibachi events every spring, it is to help my many friends with K.E.E.P. At these events ranging from Hibachi to our K.E.E.P. Golf Outings, I have been able to meet proud K.E.E.P. kids who are much better off now thanks to the program. I have met several friends for life at these fun K.E.E.P. events K.E.E.P. was the very first charity I started working with shortly after moving here to Jersey. My best wishes out to all of the families who have been utilizing this program and now need to find alternatives.
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