Annual Coalition For Kids Celebration Luncheon 2017

Walls were the protection afforded to the Israelites returning to Jerusalem after their captivity in Babylon.  The rebuilding of the temple walls would never have been completed had the protection of watchmen not been put in place to guard the workers.  Just two years ago, Coalition was gifted with this amazing new home and YOU have been the watchmen protecting our walls.  Thank you!  To continue and increase the work we’ve been called to do, the watchmen surrounding us must be increased as well.  The resources you have so generously shared give Coalition a foundation of protection and your willingness to share the story of what we are doing and why invites others to also be watchmen for our mission. Join us for lunch on April 11, 12-1 and hear what you have made possible and what our future looks like.  Please contact Ramona Tevis, 434-2031, x803 for more information. For more information, please email or call Ramona Tevis at 423-434-2031, ext 803. rtevis@coalitionforkids.org...

JCPD at C4K

  Connecting with our local law enforcement is an initiative that both Coalition For Kids and the Johnson City Police Department have in common. On Wednesday, Sgt. Terry Hardin led a class answering questions about police work, how to be a good citizen and showing the kids different parts of his uniform. Officer Jim Jenkins led our kids though the revered Hum-V used by our police department, and let them experience the inside elements of the vehicle. Officers Nate Carmen & Ashley Ellenburg played several rounds of corn-hole with the children and encouraging sportsmanship and teamwork. As part of our community development, Coalition strives to teach our children the importance of our police and firemen in a positive and encouragement environment.  The JCPD has supported C4K for years with visits from their uniformed officers to our facility and encouraging positive attitudes between the kids and the...

Lunch Buddy

Current research suggests that children who have an adult mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college and 130% more likely to hold a leadership position later in life. (The Mentor Effect, 2014) Additionally, mentoring also encourages positive social relationships and has a lasting impact on a child’s trust and communication skills. (The Role of Risk, 2013) One day a week with a Lunch Buddy can make a big difference in a child’s life. By spending just 30 minutes, one day a week at a child’s school sharing a meal, you will not only give them a friend & mentor, but the feeling you will get back from seeing their eyes light up, knowing that they are changing and growing, is a benefit that can not be measured, only experienced. To find out how YOU can be a Lunch Buddy, contact: Cindy Young, Director of Community Outreach 423-434-2031, ext 806...

Full Circle

Coalition was BLESSED to have a former volunteer come full circle and volunteer with us again.  And she has decided to bring her church youth group with her, as well!  They helped bring to life the story of Esther from the Bible.  And, of course, our kids couldn’t be happier!! My name is Tiffany Sweeney, and during my junior year of college I volunteered at Coalition For Kids two days a week by tutoring the 2nd graders,  serving dinner, entertaining the kids, and helping clean up.  It was always such a blessing…I didn’t want it to end! When my husband, a youth minister at Liberty Baptist Church, was searching for places to serve our community and teach Christ’s love, we knew we had to take our group to volunteer at Coalition.  Our students have been able to share the Bible with the kids at Coalition, serve snacks, play games, and do crafts with them.  It’s so great to see our high school kids serving!  We plan to continue bringing our group to serve these wonderful Coalition kids! To find out how YOU can volunteer, contact: Cindy Young, Director of Community Outreach 423-434-2031, ext 806 cyoung...

We All Have A Dream!

Our kids continue to learn the important achievements of some of history’s great leaders during Black History Month. To recognize Black History Month, we read “The Sneetches” by Dr. Suess. The book tells a story of how Star-Belly Sneetches treated Plain-Belly Sneetches differently because they didn’t have stars on their bellies. We then asked the children what they knew of Black History Month, and why we acknowledge all the hard work that was put in to make sure that everyone was treated equally. The children then had a chance to think about what their dream was, because Martin Luther King had a dream. The prompt they had to go off of was “Martin Luther King had a dream and so do I !”… here are their dreams:...