SHADES of Development believes that children and families have the right to participate in after-school programs that support their beliefs, values and goals. SHADES programs are concerned about the whole child. Therefore, SHADES of Development is diligent in learning about the goals families, schools and communities share for the children in each of our after-school site locations. We realize that each family, school and community is unique and should be celebrated for that uniqueness.

Summer Registration is Now Open!

Summer enrollment is now in progress.  We will be holding summer camp at our Powell, Karns and New Hopewell locations.  Please click on the "Enrollment Tab" for information about our summer program and to begin the enrollment process.  

Stay Informed

  • Be sure to click the "News" tab to read about upcoming and past events.
  • Click the "Curriculum" tab to access the SHADES Events Calendar.  The SHADES Events Calendar has details about days that SHADES is open or closed, weekly themes throughout the school year and the summer and any special events happening at SHADES.  Our goal is to help keep you informed about past, present and future events at SHADES.   
  • Remember to check your parent mailbox each day

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Latest News

Intent to Apply

SHADES of Development is giving public notice of our intent to apply for State and/or Federal funds through the 2017-18 21st Century/LEAPS Grant competition closing on March 31st. The funds will be used to provide academic support and enrichment programs to schools in our service area that meet the at-risk qualifying... Read More

March 17, 2017


Register for Summer Now!
Summer enrollment at Powell, Karns and New Hopewell Elementary Schools is now open.  Click the enrollment tab for a full list of summer camps available this summer.  Need flexibility?  Register for just one week or all ten.
March 01, 2017


Closed for Illness
Knox County Schools has closed school on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 & 8, 2017.  This decision was made to help recover the health of the many students and teachers that are ill.  Unfortunately,... Read More
February 06, 2017