CURRENT PROGRAM YEAR HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: BKS central office & centers are closed for staff & students on: Feb. 20, May 29, and June 19, 2023.


“THE GREATEST RACE ON THE PLANET” (quote from a 2021 participant)

Marathon Sunday is November 5, 2023 and BKS is excited to be participating again as an Official Charity Partner!

We’re looking for individuals to join our team who believe in our mission. We need you to join us by helping to raise funds so that, together, we can continue to provide high quality early childhood education in Central Brooklyn.

To join the Team, you’ll commit to:

  • Completing an application to be considered for a Team BKS marathon slot
  • Once selected for Team BKS, securing your spot in the marathon by paying the registration fee ($255 members; $295 non-members) by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Spreading the word to your personal network to raise a minimum of $3,000. (Runners who are not able to raise this full amount will be expected to make an individual donation to the organization to meet the $3,000 minimum.)

BKS is offering you:

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon, held on Sunday, November 5, 2023
  • The opportunity to support hundreds of 2-5 year olds receive the highest quality early childhood education grounded in STEAM learning
  • An opportunity to meet staff and board members to learn more about our work
  • Personalized fundraising webpage
  • Free training guides available on
  • One-on-one fundraising support from our BKS fundraising team,
  • Individualized digital collateral
  • Support from the BKS cheering section
  • BKS running swag
  • And more!

If you believe in giving our youngest learners an equal first step and want to be on our team, email Joann Griffin at

Thank you to last year’s team members who raised $25,000.00!: