Drama Kids International Ranked Best Children’s Enrichment Franchise For Under $50,000 In Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500®

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Jan. 18, 2019 – PRLog — Drama Kids International, the nation’s largest after-school drama program, announced that it has once again been ranked the Best Children’s Enrichment Franchise For Under $50,000 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500®. In addition, the company was again ranked in the top 200 franchise systems worldwide among over 1000 franchise brands evaluated. Of the 111 child-related franchises considered, only 46 made the list of top 500 brands.

“We are very honored and proud that the nation’s top business magazine for current and aspiring small business owners has once again recognized the success and excellence of the Drama Kids organization. The growing demand for our classes nationwide signifies that students and parents are seeking fun and enriching ways to build students’ self-confidence, public speaking and communication skills, as well as their creative thinking abilities through the fun of developmental drama. We are the nation’s largest after-school drama program because we develop important life skills in children to help them discover their full potential.” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr.

Kerr also pointed out that in the lead-in article to the rankings in the January edition of the magazine, Entrepreneur editors noted that franchises aimed at kids have been growing steadily recently, and that children’s enrichment businesses continue to perform well.

“Drama Kids is the perfect low-cost, home based franchise business opportunity for anyone with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children”, noted Kerr. “We are poised for even greater success in 2019, with plans to award approximately 20 new franchises throughout the U.S.”

Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® is the world’s first, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

To view Drama Kids International in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January 2019 print issue of Entrepreneur available now on newsstands.

About Drama Kids
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the USA with over 15,000 students currently enrolled. Its copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, public speaking, and collaboration skills regardless of age or prior experience level.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 17 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows for new enrollments throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Summer Camps, DKI Acting Academy and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middle schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

Charlie Kerr
866-809-1055 Ext. 201

Source Drama Kids International
City/Town Fort Myers
State/Province Florida
Country United States
Industry Business, Consumer, Education
Tags Childrens Franchise, After-school, Low Cost Franchise, Drama Franchise, Acting Franchise, Low
Investment Franchise, Home Based Franchise
Link https://prlog.org/12749761

Building Life Skills That Will Help Kids Find Success


Helping a child become the best version of his or herself is something all parents strive for. While it may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to become overwhelming. You can help your children be successful in life’s journey simply by setting them up with valuable life skills.

What Life Skills Should Our Kids Possess?

At Drama Kids International, we often talk about the value of skills like leadership and creative thinking. While these skills can make quite a positive impact on a child, there are others that can be just as important.

Problem-solving is a skill that can help your child get a leg up in this competitive world, as thinking critically can help kids observe, analyze and come up with solutions to complex issues.

One way you can help encourage strong problem-solving skills in your child is by turning questions into projects. When he or she asks a question, find a way to flip it around, presenting the opportunity to come up with theories and do some research to find the answer.

Another skill children need to grasp is understanding money. Having a solid understanding of how to handle money is one thing that could make or break your child once he or she reaches adulthood.  It may not always seem fun or easy to discuss financial topics with your child, but the sooner you are able to instill habits like saving or valuing money in your child, the better. Don’t shy away from giving your older children the opportunity to manage their money, as this hands-on education can truly show them how everything works.

Don’t Forget Those Common Skills

Your child should also master some common tasks that can be done around the house before adulthood.  Does your child know how to do the laundry or cook a simple meal? There’s no time like the present to have him or her learn! How about hammering a nail or cleaning the bathroom? These skills may seem basic, but ultimately, they can pay off dividends later on in your child’s life.

There are many other life skills that children will learn and master as they grow up, and fortunately, most of them will come from watching you! At the end of the day, you can “teach” your child the most important of life skills simply by modeling them on a daily basis.

Drama Kids International takes the process of teaching children valuable skills seriously, and is excited to partner alongside you as they journey through life. Want to know more about how our drama programs for kids can help them blossom into successful adults? We’d love to discuss them with you.

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A Look at the Many Benefits of the Arts for Children


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There is a reason why we are so passionate about providing high-quality drama programs for children, and it is directly related to the number of benefits it can have for them!

These benefits are obtained in the classroom, but can be more far reaching as well, helping set children up with the skills and tools they need to succeed academically as well as throughout their adult lives and professional careers.

What Are The Benefits?

The benefits of participation in the arts can be seen in a child’s academic life and personal life. Being able to promote creativity has a long-lasting impact on children.  Creativity can help them think outside the box and come up with innovative and often insightful solutions to problems they may face. Yes, creativity plays quite a large role in helping a child develop key problem-solving abilities.

Instead of being consumed by the unknowns of the situation, children’s creativity can help them become more adaptable and comfortable with those uncertainties—each situation becomes a new way to think outside the box and try out new ideas.

Participation in the arts can also help children developmentally through things such as:

  • Motor skills
  • Language development
  • Decision-making
  • Visual learning
  • Inventiveness
  • Cultural awareness

All of these skills play a vital role in helping children not only develop their personalities, but also have a better understanding of how the world works, as well as what they can do to leave their mark on it.

How It Relates to Success

According to a National Educational Longitudinal Survey, there is a “significant connection” between a child’s involvement in arts learning and his or her general academic success.  It was also found that involvement with the arts not only led to academic success, but also pro-social outcomes, such as volunteerism, involvement in the community and civic participation.

Regarding academic success, a report from Americans for the Arts has found that young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, participate in a math and science fair, or win an award for writing an essay or poem.

Drama Kids International has created a curriculum that is centered around using drama and the arts to help with a child’s personal growth. Interested in learning about what our programming can offer your child? Contact us to learn more!