Skool Aid was founded in May 2011 by Ian C. Smith, a Northern Kentucky native with over 15 years of experience working with children. Skool Aid got its start providing elementary summer programming, and quickly expanded its offering and team of instructors to provide after-school, summer, and supplemental school year incentive programs. Today, Skool Aid provides programming for many schools and foundations around the tri-state area.

Ian Smith - Music and Movement

Ian Smith - Music and Movement

Our mission is to enrich the lives of children through quality after school, during school and summer programs. Serving both public and private schools, and other children’s organizations, Skool Aid brings together passionate, talented Teaching Artists with a variety of backgrounds to provide a wide range of enrichment programming in music, fitness, creative arts, drama, focused tutoring and more. Skool Aid’s programming is designed to help children develop new interests, uncover and nurture hidden talents, encourage good behavior, but most importantly, have a ton of fun.

Jacob Counts with Wheelchair Basketball @ NKU

Jacob Counts with Wheelchair Basketball @ NKU

Teaching Artists

Skool Aid's diverse team of passionate Teaching Artists provide enrichment programming in music, fitness, creative arts, drama, focused tutoring and more!!!

I wanted you to know that I overheard two of the boys that helped you out today talking at their lockers after lunch. The one boy told the other this was ‘the best day ever,’ and the other boy replied it was ‘so awesome!’ You make such a difference and all of the 6th grade teachers at lunch were talking about how great the assembly was!
— Johnica Baker - Special Education Team Leader, Gray Middle School
WOW!!!! Truly the best assembly I have EVER attended (even from my school days)!!!!
— Megan Burkey - Instructor Assistant, The Academy of World Languages


Parents, students and schools all have many different interests. Our Teaching Artists do too, as they come from many different backgrounds with the same willingness to inpsire.

Our goal is to nurture learning and creativity, and we do so by offering many classes in the following programs:






Performing Arts


Visual Arts


Language Arts




Field Trips


Custom Classes





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I wish it was Thursday tomorrow. Because Thursday is the day I have my most exciting extra-curricular activity.”
— Ellie (student from Hyde Park about Passport to the World)
Gardening Club
Fitness & Nutrition
Gardening Club
Covington Olympics - Holmes High School

Covington Olympics - Holmes High School




We would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or if you are interested in being a Skool Aid Teaching Artist, Let us know!